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Rice meatballs

Basmati rice meatballs with mixed herbs

4 - 6

Serves

20 mins

Prep Time

6 hrs

Cook Time

Allyson Gofton

Recipe author

Allyson Gofton

Adding rice to the meatballs bulks them out as well as adding extra fibre and carbohydrates for energy. Add in a little basil pesto when serving for extra flavour.

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Low Carb

High Protein

Ingredients

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500g Quality Mark beef mince

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1/2 cup cooked Basmati rice

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1/4 cup mixed herbs

chopped e.g. parsley, chives, oregano, thyme

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1 onion

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diced

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1 carrots

diced

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550g tomato pasta sauce

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1 & 1/2 cups beef stock

Method

To Slow Cook

Oven Cooking Method

1

Turn the slow cooker on to low to pre-warm while preparing the ingredients.

2

Mix together the mince, rice and herbs with a good seasoning of salt and pepper.

3

Take dessert spoonfuls of mixture and roll firmly into balls and set aside.

4

Put the onion and carrot Into the pre-warmed slow cooker.

5

Mix together the cook-in-style sauce and beef stock or water and pour into the slow cooker.

6

Stir to mix evenly with the vegetables.

7

Sit the meatballs on top and cover with the lid.

8

Cook on low for 6–7 hours or on high for 3–4 hours.

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Serve with your favourite vegetables and basil pesto (optional).

Nutrition Information per Serving (340.5g)

This nutritional analysis is for the meatballs only and based on 5 serves.

Energy

904kJ (216 kcal)

Protein

24.2g

Total Fat

5.7g

Saturated Fat

1.9g

Carbs

15.2g

Dietary Fibre

3.5g

Sodium

767mg

Iron

3.2mg

Zinc

4.7mg

Vitamin B12

1.1µg