A simple meal that cooks in just about 30 minutes, packed full of flavor and textures while being easy to digest. Using miracle rice (shirataki) makes this grain-free. Try this for a fast weeknight dinner! (AIP, Paleo, Low FODMAP friendly)
1garlic cloveor omit if you can't tolerate for low FODMAP
1tspapple cider vinegar or lemon juice
1pack shirataki miracle rice8 oz.
mixed greens with radishes
Pre-heat the oven to 400f degrees. To a mixing bowl, prep ground meat by adding all seasonings and mixing with ground meat well with your hands. Add more seasonings as you see fit (for example, if using turkey - you might want more for flavor).
Next, roll the ground meat into balls, the smaller they are the quicker they'll be to cook. I usually end up with them an inch wide or so. Set aside prepped meatballs on a plate.
To a hot oven-safe skillet or a lipped cast iron pan, add coconut oil over medium-high heat. Place meatballs in the skillet making sure there's enough oil coating the pan so the meat doesn't stick.
Let meatballs cook for 2-3 minutes on the first side you placed them on, and then roll them onto the opposite side making sure it has a nice crisp brown before turning over. Let them cook for another 3-4 minutes on the 2nd side.
Now, turn off the stovetop heat and add the bone broth or stock to the pan. It will sizzle a bit, carefully transfer the pan to the oven and let bake for approx. 8-10 minutes until fully cooked. The meatballs should be slightly crispy on the outside and moist and soft on the inside.
While the meatballs are cooking, make the pesto: combine basil, nutritional yeast, salt, olive oil, garlic and vinegar in a food processor and mix. Once it's all combined, add in the avocado and pulse until creamy. Set aside.
Now add rinsed miracle rice to a small pot with a 1/2 tsp of olive oil, stirring it for approx. 5 minutes over a medium-low flame. Then turn off the heat and add your creamy pesto over the rice, stir with a wooden spoon to coat everything well and plate.
Add cooked meatballs over your risotto and optionally add in some mixed greens for some freshness and crunch! Enjoy!