1/2 cup long grain rice
1 cup dehydrated TVP (textured vegetable protein)
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
oil, as needed
1/4 to 1/2 cup bread crumbs
basil, to taste
parsley, to taste
rosemary, to taste
garlic powder, to taste
oregano, to taste
salt, to taste
1. Cook rice according to directions. While rice is cooking, rehydrate TVP with water or vegetable broth according to directed on package. Cook garlic and onions in oil until browned.
2. Once rice is finished, add rice, TVP, bread crumbs, and onion mixture to a big bowl. Add all spices to your preferred taste.
3. Wash your hands and dig in, be careful, it will be hot!! Mash all of the ingredients together with your hands. You may need to add more breadcrumbs, but it will be ready when it sticks together easily without crumbling.
4. Grab a decent amount (a meatball sized amount) and start rolling your meatballs. We got about 15 good sized meatballs out of it. Fry up in a bit of oil until browned on all sides. Enjoy!!
We served these with pasta, spaghetti sauce, and garlic bread!
Source of recipe: My boyfriend and I just couldn't find a meatball recipe that struck our fancy, so we decided to wing it, turns out we loved our experiment (and my guy's a carnivore!!!!) Hope you love it too!