Sticky spiced soy meatballs with spinach rice

Sticky spiced soy meatballs with spinach rice
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Takes 10 min to make, 35 min to cook

An easy and cheap pork recipe for four people that tastes great and costs less than a fiver.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
550kcals
Fat
18.9g (4.9g saturated)
Protein
27.2g
Carbohydrates
62.3g (5.8g sugar)
Fibre
2.4g
Salt
1.1g
Calories
550kcals
Fat
18.9g (4.9g saturated)
Protein
27.2g
Carbohydrates
62.3g (5.8g sugar)
Fibre
2.4g
Salt
1.1g

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2cm fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 400g free-range British sausagemeat or pork mince
  • 300g basmati rice
  • 2 large handfuls of frozen spinach (about 250g), defrosted, as much water squeezed out as possible
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce

Method

  1. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and gently fry the onion for 10 minutes until soft and translucent. Add the garlic, ginger, chilli and five-spice powder, then fry for 2 minutes. Allow to cool.
  2. Put the meat in a bowl and add the cooled onion mixture. (If using pork mince, season well.) Mix with your hands, then shape into 16 small, evenly sized meatballs.
  3. Cook the rice according to the pack instructions, adding the spinach just before the end of the cooking time. Drain and set aside, then stir the spinach into the rice.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in the pan over a medium heat and fry the meatballs for 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden on all sides and cooked through. Add the honey, soy sauce and a splash of water, then cook for 2 minutes until sticky. Serve the meatballs on the spinach rice with the juices spooned over.

delicious. tips

  1. Add chopped fresh coriander leaves and a squeeze of lime to give the dish an extra lift.

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