Fragrant pork & rice one-pot

Fragrant pork & rice one-pot

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Deliciously spiced pork meatballs and rice are simmered together in this stew, saving on washing-up

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal408
  • fat20g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein17g
  • salt1.56g
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  • 4-6 good-quality sausages
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • ½ onion, finely chopped



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  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tsp each ground cumin and coriander
  • 140g long grain rice
  • 850ml vegetable stock
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • ½ small bunch coriander, leaves picked


  1. Split the sausage skins, squeeze out the meat, then roll it into small meatballs about the size of a large olive. Heat the oil in a large non-stick saucepan, then brown the meatballs well on all sides until cooked – you might need to do this in batches. Set the meatballs aside.

  2. Add the onion and garlic to the pan. Soften for 5 mins, stir in the spices and rice, then cook for another min. Pour in the stock and tomatoes. Bring to a simmer, scraping up any sausagey bits from the bottom of the pan. Simmer for 10 mins until the rice is just cooked, then stir in the meatballs with some seasoning. Ladle into bowls, scatter with coriander and serve with crusty bread.

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Comments (111)

robyn_t's picture

Fab recipe, so easy and quick!! Great to stick in the freezer as well. I added 200g of rice, this made it a much better consistency. Added a bit of chilli powder too to add a little kick.

alison_k's picture

Delicious , quick & easy - perfect midweek dinner

imkah85's picture

I used 4 (left over from a BBQ) beef burgers (approx 450g) made into balls for this and brown basmati rice not long grain rice but followed everything else to the letter. It was still absolutely gorgeous.

Because of the brown basmati rice taking ages to cook, I actually ended up with a really good consistency to the sauce. I would recommend using brown basmati.

I served it with some roasted green pepper, courgettes and boiled broccoli. Delicious. Will be looking forwards to my left overs!

krasavenko's picture

simple and beautiful! goes very well with home made bread

liezeldutoit's picture

Nice enough, but I added chili flakes because I thought it was too bland

vicki_mh's picture

Forgot to rate.

vicki_mh's picture

I made this for dinner than heated up for lunches for the rest of the week with pitta bread and really enjoyed it. The first time I made it I used a pack of sausage meat instead of actual sausages but didn't like the texture of the meatballs. Definitely recommend using good quality sausages in future.

nivea___24's picture

Fantastic. Very quick and easy to make and I've been praised on my coking skills. Great flavour and very filling.

cookie2012's picture

Yum this was lovely - a real winter warmer! I would also recommend adding some chili flakes for a bit of spice, and some grated cheese on top.

amy124's picture

I make this so frequently and it never gets old. If I'm short on time I just cut the sausages up. Then add some extra veg if there's some lying around.

chocolatelocks's picture

Was tasty, but far too thick! Maybe thats just because I did it wrong though... The pork meatballs fell apart when i was browning them, does anyone have any idea what I could add to them to make them hold together better?? Might cook the rice separately to make the sauce runnier!

isapple's picture

I must admit I didn't have much hope for this recipe as I was cooking, but was pleasantly surprised. I did only use 500ml of liquid though and even then had to remove some while it was cooking to stop it from being completely liquid. Nice seasoning- I added more dried chilli flakes.

svh1986's picture

Really tasty recipe! I added plenty of chilli flakes, a bit of smoked paprika, garlic salt and slightly less cumin, used spicy sausages and added less stock than suggested. It was a really hearty and filling meal for a miserable winters night - served with chiabatta.

2404dlk's picture

Tastes delicious, suggest adding less stock as still lots of liquid when rice was cooked.

sfolega1981's picture

Thought this was simple and easy to cook. I used pork cheeks so slow cooked them first to make them tender. I blitzed the onion, tomatoes and garlic to avoid complaints from fussy eaters and added the stock bit by bit to make it to our liking rather than add it all at once. Ended up using around 1 pint of stock.

Will be having left overs for lunch tomorrow!

funkasaurus's picture

Great stuff, easy to make and really delicious. All the family loved it.

splodgemeister's picture

This was simple and delicious. Perfect for when the nights are getting colder. We served it with warm crusty bread...yummy. Looking forward to the leftovers tonight! :)

rhiannonlwilliams's picture

Delicious. I substitued the sausage with own ground pork shaped into meatballs. Everyone asked for seconds!

archangelrich's picture

Made this last night - took next to no time, and was lovely. I used spicy sausages, and added a teaspoon of paprika. Bizarrely I'd run out of rice as well, so used trofi pasta which soaked up a bit more of the liquid than I expected! But tasted fantastic. If you're feeling lazy, you could just chop the sausages into meatball sized chunks rather than messing around....


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