Mediterranean Meatballs and Tomato Rice

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This recipe was originally designed for 4 people. Amended serving sizes for 1, 2, 6, and 8 people are intended to serve as general guidance only. Cooking times may need to be adjusted to suit your amended serving size.
  • 4 cup Hinode Long Grain White Rice

  • 2 lb ground beef

  • 14 oz Ricotta

  • 2 egg

  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano

  • salt and pepepr to taste

  • 54 oz tomato puree

  • 12 oz beef stock

  • 4 tsp Brown Sugar

  • 4 tsp smoked paprika

  • ½ cup freshly chopped parsley

  • Parmesan cheese to serve

Long Grain

White long grain rice is your go to grain for a versatile dish. It has long, slender grains, that when cooked, remain separate. This results in a light and fluffy rice that absorbs the flavours of your cooking. It is the perfect partner to a stir-fry, casserole or a stew.




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  • Prepare Hinode rice per package directions.

  • Mix together ground beef, ricotta, egg, oregano, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

  • Roll into bite size meatballs.

  • Heat tomato puree, stock, sugar and smoked paprika in a pot until it comes to the boil.

  • Drop in the meatballs, cover and simmer until cooked thoroughly.

  • Divide rice between serving dishes and top with the meatballs and sauce.

  • Garnish with fresh parsley and parmesan.

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