Sweet and Sour Meatballs on Rice

Sweet and Sour Meatballs on Rice

Sweet and Sour Meatballs on Rice

Add some sweet and sour flavors to the classic meatball recipe: try this Chinese dish to pair with some rice and a tasty tomato sauce

September 30, 2012

Cuisine

serves for

4

total time

0 HR 50 MIN

ingredients

Rice
300 g
bread
1 slice, from the previous day
Cream
3 tbsp, 30% fat
mince
500 g
Eggs
1
salt
to taste
Pepper
to taste, freshly ground
Lemon zest
1 good pinch
Parsley
2 tbsp, chopped
Olive oil
2 tbsp
Tomato
250 g, chopped and tinned
tomato puree
1 tsp
Shallot
1, peeled and finely chopped
Olive oil
2 tbsp
salt
to taste
Pepper
to taste, freshly ground
Honey
1 tbsp
Lemon juice
2 - 3 tbsp
green pepper
1/2, to garnish, washed, halved, cored and cut into very thin strips

Preparation

Cook the rice according to the package instructions.

For the meatballs
Pour the cream over the bread and soak briefly. Add the mince, egg, parsley and lemon zest, season with salt and pepper and mix well. Shape the mixture into small balls.
Heat the olive oil and fry the meatballs on all sides for 6-8 minutes, until nicely browned. Put into the tomato sauce.
Serve the rice and meatballs in bowls and scatter with strips of green pepper.

For the tomato sauce
Heat the olive oil in a pan and sweat the shallot and garlic until translucent.
Stir in the tomato puree, add the tomatoes with their juice and simmer gently for about 10 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and add the honey and lemon juice to taste.

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