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

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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

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  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 (109)

embles's picture

I added chopped red chilli and also made this a two-pot meal by frying the sausage separately.
Very tasty.

phildelahaye's picture

Really tasty and fairly quick and easy to make. My family liked it too including children.
I baked the meatballs in the oven on a high heat while I cooked the rest of it and added them at the end, more washing up but faster cooking time!
I halved the cumin and coriander as I thought it sounded a bit heavy on the spice, but added 1 tsp of paprika for colour.
I also added 1/2 tsp of sugar, will add a whole one next time as I thought it was still a bit sharp from the tomatoes.

Will definitely make again.

donnalovescheese's picture

Really good. I added spinach and chilli to this then served with naan breads.

kuifke's picture

Very nice. I used some more sausages, but that was really not necessary

FlourCoveredGirl's picture

Superb way to use sausages (especially after discovering that Asda's Extra Special Pork and Caramelised Onions ones were anything but special - though they are firm enough that you can just slit and peel the skins off).
I used a little less stock and a little more rice to make this more filling. It was great, but will definitely add some chilli next time and maybe some other vegetables (peppers and peas or sweetcorn would do really well).

lisaacma's picture

Lovely warming recipe on a cold winters day, and so easy to do

audsie's picture

Very yummy!! Kids loved it and they also enjoyed making the sausage meatballs. Will make this one again and again.

iamali's picture

this is fantastic!! i added some leftover roast chicken and a little chilli to make it really warming and extra filling. this is officially on the favourites list!

kateboy's picture

This must be delicious with sausages. I have done this with boneless fish filets and it was amazing! I doubled the garlic, replaced vegetable stock by fish stock, replaced the coriander and cumin by 2 shallow tsp of garam masala and also replaced fresh coriander by 2 coriander ice cubes (made by mincing coriander and onion and then freeze it in ice cubes). It looks like a lot of replacements, but this was mainly because I was working with fish, I love garlic and didn't have fresh coriander in hand. I fried the fish in a couple of tbsp of butter diced it and add it to the rice when it was cooked. Really amazing dish! Flavours were truly 5 stars! Can't praise enough about this, and my 18 month old son loved it too.
Note: for 4 people I used with 1 cup of rice instead of just 140gr (didn't seem enough)

lyndabarrett's picture

This is really tasy and very easy to make. I used sweet chilli pork sausages which added a hint of sweetness and heat. I also added some tabasco sauce and chilli powder for a bit of a kick. Will definitely make this again. My husband loved it!

chrissy0911's picture

This is a really good, tasty weekday meal - my kids love it.

pelupi's picture

Quite disappointed with this. Far too bland.

dancingbunny's picture

Really tasty and moreish, I couldn't stop eating it even after I was full! Sausages make instant meatballs, will have to remember that one!

claireb82's picture

After reading some of the other comments I used a bit less fluid in the meal, so it was more like stew than soup. It was really easy and tasty!

claireb82's picture

After reading some of the other comments I used a bit less fluid in the meal, so it was more like stew than soup. It was really easy and tasty!

lisaonepot's picture

i have been making this regularly since the magazine came out in march '09.i use basmati rice and irish sausage, a winner everytime!

eleanormayo's picture

Having read the comments, I halved the amount of stock, but did need to add a little more liquid towards the end. I used black pepper sausages from the butchers and it was delicious.

kimkap's picture

I'm not usually very goodd with rice - I either under cook it or it comes out over done and stodgy. This dish however was so simple to do and I followed the method exactly that the rice was perfect and my husband thoroughly enjoyed it - not only that he's asked for it again.

raeliz64's picture

The whole family gave this a thumbs up, even my very fussy eldest son. The rice wasn't quite cooked in the time specified so I gave it a few minutes longer.

squirrel_pigeon's picture

This was really nice, although I did use 2 pans to save on cooking time. Will try the one pan idea on a weekend when I'm not under deadline :) Would probably increase the amount of rice more next time also - I used 200g this time and 8 sausages - as all of us (2 adults, a 7 year old and a 1 year old) would have had seconds had they been available.


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