Meatball soup (Yuvarlakia) with brown rice

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Our recipe for meatball soup uses brown rice as it contains more vitamins and fiber. It is the preferred option for diabetics but should also be for everyone else, as well.

White rice is much more common, but brown has gained many followers in recent years, as it is considered the healthier option.

Rice is almost entirely made up of carbohydrates, with small amounts of protein and almost no fat.

Brown rice is a whole grain. This means it contains all parts of the grain, and therefore the outer shell. White, on the other hand, has no bran and sprouts, only the endosperm of the grain.

This means that white rice has far fewer nutrients and that is why brown is considered much healthier.

Brown rice has more fiber and antioxidants, as well as much more important vitamins and minerals. White is probably a food with very few nutrients.

100 grams of cooked brown rice has 1.8 grams of fiber, while 100 grams of white rice has only 0.4 grams of fiber.

Yuvarlakia, the greek meatball soup  is a mother’s classic recipe but also comfort food. Here we added a little carrot. A delicious, nutritious soup that is accompanied by homemade wholemeal bread.

 

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Meatball soup (Yuvarlakia) with brown rice


Description

Our recipe for meatball soup uses brown rice as it contains more vitamins and fiber. It is the preferred option for diabetics but should also be for everyone else, as well.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 500 gr. ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 120 gr. brown rice for risotto, (boiling at 10΄)
  • 1/4 cup dill
  • 2 tbsp. fresh mint
  • salt,
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 carrot in small pieces
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 liters of vegetable broth
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp. corn flour
  • juice of 2 lemons

Instructions

  • Put the minced meat, rice, dill and chopped mint, salt, pepper, olive oil in a bowl and knead well.
  • Shape meat mixture into 20 balls.
  • Place the meatballs in a single row, in a large saucepan.
  • Add the vegetable broth and the carrot and cover with the lid. The broth should cover the meatballs. If it does not cover them, add a little water.
  • Simmer over low heat for 30΄-40΄mins.
  • Once the simmering is over, prepare the avgolemono.
  • Whisk the egg yolks, corn flour, juice of 2 lemons, a little salt and in a bowl.
  • Slowly pour a tablespoon of the broth into the avgolemono whisking constantly.
  • Pour it all at once into the pot and stir gently for 30 seconds or until it starts to bubble.
  • Remove from the heat immediately and serve.

Notes

Cook’s Tip

We chose a variety of brown rice that boils quickly. Some types of brown rice take a long time to boil and are not suitable for our recipe.

Doctor’s Tip

Brown rice is suitable for everyone, young and old. It has more B-complex vitamins than white and a better glycemic index.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 μερίδα
  • Calories: 484
  • Sugar: 2,6 gr
  • Fat: 23,8 gr
  • Carbohydrates: 29 gr
  • Fiber: 2,4 gr
  • Protein: 37 gr

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