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


  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)

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.

emmalouise283's picture

I can't believe I've never used sausages as meatballs before. What a great find this recipe is, definately one of our family favourites now, and so cheap and easy to make.

mandybrandon's picture

fantastic meal, cheap tasty and all the family loved it

thommich's picture

I made the pasta variation and it was very good. Sausages make great meatballs!

meljm's picture

This was really yummy. Used chicken stock instead of veg stock and reduced the volume of liquid. Also added a teaspoon of chilli flakes for an added kick.

jparkes's picture

Really nice, but I used less liquid so more of a stew than a soup. Reckon it would be really nice with chicken instead too.

lucycripps's picture

The meal was generally nice but had a bit too much cumin for our tastes. Having said that the kids cleaned their plates!

5* for a toddler meal here, 4 for us...

Will definitely make it again with less cumin.

lucycripps's picture

Haven't tasted it yet, but to reduce cooking time, get the rice and stock going then the meatballs in a separate pan... I know it defeats the idea of a one-pot but it cuts cooking time in half.

hamishmum's picture

Quite tasty but more like a hearty soup than stew.

niccinotts's picture

Easy to make with satisfying results

krissyb's picture

lovely and warming!


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