Recipe by Darlene Summers

This recipe actually came from the Rice-a-Roni box, but I added the mushroom soup--it gives it far more flavor. We have eaten this since my girls were small they are now 30 & 36 (oh dear, I feel old).

Top Review by OahuPat Abrams

The rice-a-roni in the meatballs didn't cook and was crunchy. The sauce, however, was tasty. Where it said "make gravy with seasoning mix", I added about 1/2 C. water and then cooked it 30 minutes. Maybe I should have added more water and/or cooked longer? My husband said not to make it again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. This recipe may be increased as many times as needed.
  2. Mix together egg, hamburger and rice & vermicelli mixture (not seasoning mixture).
  3. Make into meatballs--all same size (your preference).
  4. Brown meatballs on all sides, frying without a lid.
  6. Mix 2 1/2 cup water and the seasoning packet to make the gravy; pour gravy mix over pan of meatballs.
  7. Simmer about 30 to 45 minutes.
  8. Pour mushroom soup over meatballs and simmer an additional 10 minutes, or till gravy is smooth (simmer with lid ON).

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