6 cups water
1/3 cup brown rice
3 low-sodium beef or chicken flavored bouillon cubes or 1 tablespoon low-sodium bouillon powder
4 sprigs fresh oregano, finely chopped or 1 tablespoon dried oregano
8 ounces lean ground turkey
1 tomato, finely chopped
1/2 onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped fresh vegetables (carrots, celery and brocolli)
• In a large pot, combine water, rice, bouillon cubes and oregano. Bring to boil over high heat. Stir to dissolve bouillon. Reduce heat to low and simmer.
• Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix ground turkey, tomato, onion, egg and salt. Form into 12 large meatballs.
• Add meatballs to broth mixture and simmer for 30 minutes.
• Add vegetables. Cook 10 to 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked and rice and vegetables are tender. Serve hot.
Makes 4 servings.