Fragrant pork & rice one-pot

Fragrant pork & rice one-pot

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(98 ratings)

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


  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 (110)

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.

flossytj's picture

so easy to prepare and cook, even my son cooks it now!

freakyogre's picture

I only used a pint of stock after reading some of the reviews and it was a perfect amount. It was delicious and i'll definitely make it again.

lewisc14's picture

Really enjoyed this. I used some chilli sausages which were lovely. Def don't put in as much stock as they say though as it will end up quite runny. I also added some hot pepper sauce as the other half likes it spicy. I don't think it would serve 4 though. There is just the 2 of us and we polished it off!

berniebee's picture

AMAZIN!!!! Boyfriend had 3 servings. While cooking it though it looked a bit watery so added more rice & some cornflour, perfect! Even had leftovers for next days lunch. Will make that one again very soon!

faypeacock's picture

Nice flavours and very simple to do. I served it with lots of nann bread.

ncsh556's picture

made this and cooked it down further thqan the picture and it was like a risotto. served it with salad and crusty bread. delicious, even the kids ate it. am making it again this week.

donnacol's picture

Made the pasta version of this dish, now a family favorite. Cheap and quick great weekday meal.

alizonc's picture

we love this and boyfriend always cooks it so i get a night off!!!

brownsky's picture

A great, quick after work dish. It is one of our favourite meals now.

mattlees's picture

Not enough meet balls and too much stock, but tasted great none the less.

janedo70's picture

This meal is simple to make and really good! Served with a rustic sourdough bread and salad. Will definitely make it again and again.

gailb1978's picture

I made this for 3 people and there was 'just' enough based on these measurements. I also preferred it with a bit more cumin - too bland otherwise.

exapple70's picture

really good-but try using sausage meat instead of actual sausages!saves having the messy job of squeezing them out and its cheaper!

kellyhaynes's picture

ummmmm really like this! One pots are alway good for the washer uper! Will try the Italian version next time. Oh I added a pinch of cayenne pepper for a kick!

schizopear's picture

lovely! i cooked the meatballs in a frying pan and then added them to the rice towards the end. i also used some homemade chicken stock instead of the veg stock, which i heated first in another pan - so ended up using three pans rather than one... nevermind! i'm not very good at cooking rice so it was more like a risotto, but still very tasty.

donnacol's picture

Tried the Pasta version of this dish, really easy, pretty cheap, tasty and the kids ate the lot. So I'm happy!!

marysparrow's picture

Really tasy and easy to make. Good for midweek meal when lacking inspiration & time!!

stesar's picture

My family loved this, i took note of the advise from above & made it more like a rissoto. I did add some chilli, it was very nice, never thought of using sausage's like that before.

florence35's picture

This has been one of my many favourites from the Good Food Magazine. I make it with gluten-free sausages which I buy from my local butcher in Market Lavington, Wiltshire.


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