Pork Sausage meatballs and rice one pot

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

sausage rice one pot final 2

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)

850ml stock

300ml passatta (my change to their call of a can of chopped tomatoes)

1/2 small bunch of coriander, leaves picked

sausage rice one pot ingredients

  • Split the sausage skins & squeeze out the meat – which can be rolled into small meatballs about the size of a large olive
  • sausage rice one pot balls
  • heat oil in a large pot and brown meatballs (will need to be done in batches)
  • sausage rice one pot balls cooking
  • Set meatballs aside
  • Add onion & garlic to the pot
  • sausage rice one pot onions
  • Soften for 5minutes, then stir in spices and rice
  • sausage rice one pot 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
  • sausage rice one pot sauce
  • ladle into bowls, scatter with coriander and serve with crusty bread to soak up the liquid
  • sausage rice one pot final 1

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

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