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    Budget Rice-A-Roni Meatballs

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    47 mins

    15 mins

    32 mins

    MakeDollarHoller's Note:

    This recipe makes the gravy from the seasoning packet included in the Rice-a-Roni, so there's no additional expense for the gravy. Got to make a dollar holler! :)

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    Serves: 4



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Set seasoning mix aside.
    2. 2
      Combine the rice mix and the egg.
    3. 3
      Add the raw beef in a large bowl and mix together with your hands.
    4. 4
      Roll into meatballs (about an inch and a half).
    5. 5
      In a large skillet, brown the meatballs on all sides.
    6. 6
      Meanwhile, mix the seasoning packet and boiling water.
    7. 7
      Pour over the meatballs and simmer for 30 minutes.
    8. 8
      Pour the cornstarch/water mixture into the skillet and simmer for 2 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 09, 2012

      I'm not going to select any stars. This recipe did not work for me. It is very puzzling because I see that Chef Shapeweaver thoroughly enjoyed it. I keep thinking the meat/pasta/rice mixture needs more liquid that just the one egg. Our meatballs turned out extremely dry and "gummy". I hope others will try this -- I would very interested in knowing what their experience was. Thank you for posting the recipe.

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    • on May 13, 2012


      I'm sorry but this was not to my liking. I made as directed (excepted added a bit of finely diced onion and garlic for flavor). By the time the meatballs finished simmering all the water had been absorbed and there was only about a tablespoon of thick liquid remaining. Nothing left to make a "gravy" from with the cornstarch slurry. The meatballs themselves were tasteless and dry.

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    • on March 21, 2012


      Before getting started with the review, I'm pleased to be the first to rate this.This recipe was made on 3/20/12 for " Spring PAC 2012 " . While I was mixing the rice mix and egg, some pepper and onion flakes were added for a bit of flavor. Just to prevent sticking,the meatballs were browned in a bit of oil.Then the water and seasoning packet were added and covered,turned to low and left them simmer for 30 minutes, they were removed and the cornstarch/water mixture was added. Then I used a whisk to blend the mixture in well.The meatballs were then returned to gravy and left to simmer for about 5 minutes,just long enough to heat through.Both my SO and I really enjoyed the taste a lot.I served them with mashed potatoes & sweet baby peas. Thank you for posting a recipe that will be made again. " Keep Smiling :) "

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    Nutritional Facts for Budget Rice-A-Roni Meatballs

    Serving Size: 1 (281 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 261.6
    Calories from Fat 163
    Total Fat 18.2 g
    Saturated Fat 7.0 g
    Cholesterol 123.6 mg
    Sodium 97.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 22.6 g

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