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  • 15 minutes
  • 40 minutes
  • 4


  • 500 grams beef mince
  • ½ cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, like thyme, parsley, chive or a mix
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 125 grams mushrooms, sliced (optional)
  • 1550 gram can or casserole-style sauce
  • 1½ cups water


  1. In a bowl mix together the beef mince, rice and herbs and season with salt and pepper. Roll into 12 even shaped balls.
  2. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and cook the onion for 7-8 minutes until just beginning to brown. Set aside.
  3. Add a dash more oil to the pan and add the meatballs and brown on all sides. Return the onion to the pan with the mushrooms (if using), casserole-style sauce and water. Stir to mix evenly then cover.
  4. Simmer very gently over a low heat for 30 minutes turning occasionally until the rice is tender. Serve with seasonal vegetables.

Cooks Tips

- If you do not have fresh herbs, use 1-2 tablespoons dried herbs. - Orzo pasta can be substituted for the rice.

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