Friday nights have become *date night*… as HIM works Monday-Thursday evenings and I work Monday-Friday days (he also works Friday day)… we don’t really get enough Quality-time (Kwality with a capital “K”) – until we get to Friday afternoon/evenings.
We are in the process of perfecting this *tradition*… sometimes we go out for dinner (just the 2 of us), sometimes we order in a pizza… and sometimes… if I haven’t almost collapsed after a week of work… I cook!
This past Thursday night – I had already started to scour the recipes to see what I could cook for Friday night and both HIM & I agreed that we liked the below recipe!
Straight out of the BBC Good Food magazine (March 2009 issue)… it was a quick, easy, cheap and very tasty meal.
Mr Draper – I would like you to know that this is a recipe that we will DEFINITELY be doing again 🙂
Pork Sausage meatballs & rice one pot
6 good quality sausages (we used the Waitrose ones that have leeks in them – YUM)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 teaspoons of cumin & coriander
200g rice (the recipe called for 140g – but in my humble opinion – there was too much sauce for that amount of rice)
300ml passatta (my change to their call of a can of chopped tomatoes)
1/2 small bunch of coriander, leaves picked
- Split the sausage skins & squeeze out the meat – which can be rolled into small meatballs about the size of a large olive
- heat oil in a large pot and brown meatballs (will need to be done in batches)
- Set meatballs aside
- Add onion & garlic to the pot
- Soften for 5minutes, then stir in spices and rice
- cook for another minute
- Pour in stock & passatta & stir (scraping up the sausage bits from the bottom of the pot)
- Simmer away for 15-20minutes
- Stir in meatballs and leave for another 5-10minutes
- ladle into bowls, scatter with coriander and serve with crusty bread to soak up the liquid
ps – this recipe almost is like a stew with lots of rich sauce in the first helping… but when we went back for 2nd helpings – the rice had absorbed all the additional liquid