Try this wild rice with turkey meatballs recipe for a tasty, hearty dish your family will definitely enjoy. WILD RICE WITH TURKEY MEATBALLS
1 pound (454 g) ground turkey
½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 large egg, beaten
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
2 cups water
1 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
16 oz frozen broccoli medley(thawed)
1 box Long Grain & Wild Rice, (fast cook)
salt & pepper
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup (undiluted)
DIRECTIONS for Wild Rice with Turkey Meatballs
In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs, egg, Parmesan, garlic, parsley until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Form meat mixture into 1½” meatballs. (about 20 -22 meatballs)
You can use any ground meat or mix of ground meat you like. My personal favorite is a ground lamb or turkey. Ground lamb, turkey, chicken, veal, or buffalo are all also very good.
In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat the oil over the moderately high heat. Cook the meatballs in batches if necessary and sear on all sides until browned, about 6-7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon transfer them to a bowl and drain them on paper towels.
Combine cream of mushroom soup and water in skillet, bring to a boil. Add meatballs, broccoli and content of seasoning packet – reserving rice. Cover.
Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add reserved wild rice to skillet, mix well. Cover and cook 5 minutes more or until hot. Remove from heat stir well. Cover and let stand few minutes before serving. Enjoy.
- Meatballs are comfort food and should therefore be completely tender and delicious! Usually when meatballs fall apart, it’s the binder that is the problem. Most meatball recipes call for using bread crumbs and eggs. But too much bread crumbs make them too loose, and not enough bread crumbs won’t help them hold together either.
- Two main causes of tough meatballs – meat too lean (makes them dry), and over mixing. Adding milk definitely helps, and soaking the bread or breadcrumbs in the milk makes them softer !
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