I got this recipe from thrifty fun, and it's very good. And although one reviewer disdains the use of minute rice, it is available in white or brown, and sometimes it is less expensive, and certainly faster. If you prefer long-grain rice, please adjust cooking time accordingly. Also, another review mentioned a gluey texture....this can happen if you use a no-name type of quick-cook rice rather than Minute Rice.
I found something like this on the allrecipes site, but changed it slightly. The original was billed as a meatloaf, but my version is too soft to call a loaf. Bake it in a casserole dish and scoop it out with a big spoon. Delicious with parmesan sprinkled pierogies or tortellini.
This is from the thrifty fun newsletter, and it's awesome. I tried it on the stove top, and it couldn't have been easier or tastier. If you like big, juicy meatballs in a mildly spicy tomato sauce, this is for you.
I like to prepare meals a day ahead of time, so supper can be on the table quicker when I get home from work. Usually, pasta dishes are out because the noodles end up starchy and the sauce thickens if left overnight. With this recipe, I can prepare the dish ahead of time and cook just before serving for delicious creamy noodles.