This is what we are having for dinner tonight. They are Rippa Rissoles from the Annette Sym 'Symply Too Good To Be True 4' recipe book. This is how I prepare them.
Serves 6: (best refrigerated 2 hours before cooking)
1/2 cup raw brown rice
3/4 cup carrots, grated
3/4 cup zucchini, grated
1 small onion, finely diced
500g very lean beef mince
1 tspn beef stock powder
2 tblspn oyster sauce
1 sachet Spring Veg Cup-a-soup (Continental brand)
1 egg white
pepper to taste
cooking spray/little oil
Cook rice until tender. Rinse and drain well. Place vegies in micro bowl and zap for 2 mins to soften slightly. In a large bowl, combine cooked rice, the vegies, meat and remaining ingredients. Use your hands to achieve a good consistency with the rissoles. Shape 12 patties. Refridgerate for a few hours before cooking. Generously coat a large non-stick frypan with cooking spray (I use a little olive oil too) and fry 3-5 minutes each side or until cooked through and browned on both sides. Serve with tossed salad or mashed potato and veg.
Variations: replace beef with lean chicken, lamb or pork mince.
These are very tasty and my fussy girls eat them everytime. They are quite good cold the next day, sliced up in a salad sandwich or roll.
Annette has 5 books out and they are full of homecooked recipes which she has modified to be low fat, low GI, low salt and low sugar - without compromising the taste!
Ideal for Diabetics and those who want to watch their weight without starving. These recipes are not bland or boring.
This is the link to her website: http://www.symplytoogood.com.au
Hope you have all had a great day. It was a lovely sunshiney day here with the night about the set in cool.
Cheers - Julie