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Very Good Meatballs Substitute

What you need: 

2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup Italian vegan bread crumbs
1/4 cup nondairy milk (I use soy)
1/3 cup okara or egg replacer (http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=7678.0)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
1/2 cup wheat germ
oil, as needed for frying

What you do: 

1. Mix cooked rice, oats, onion, bread crumbs, milk, egg replacer or okara, and spices.
2. Shape into 1" balls and roll in wheat germ. Heat oil.
3. Once you have rolled all the "meat" balls in the germ, fry them up and eat!
This recipe is delicious for spaghetti, but also would be great as a veggie sub with some marinara sauce. Mmmm. These really are good and simple. They make quite a bit so I froze half for later.

Preparation Time: 
25 min
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

 I have powdered egg replacer, but usually it's only used in 1-2 teaspoon increments. Could I use applesauce or something? What would you suggest?

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crumbled tofu can make an adequate sub for okara, if you don't make your own soymilk. Thanks for this recipe! I'm struggling to deal with the mounting tide of okara in our house! :)

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This sounds really good and I'd like to make it, but I don't understand the egg substitute part. I have no idea where I would find Okara, because I checked my local health food store and they don't have any. I have powdered egg replacer, but usually it's only used in 1-2 teaspoon increments. Could I use applesauce or something? What would you suggest?

~peace

Okara is just the soybean pulp leftover after making homemade soymilk- if you wanted to make okara for this recipe just buy some plain dried soybeans, cover them with water for 6-10 hours, then throw them in your blender. After they're all blended up toss them through a mesh sieve or cheesecloth and voila! Okara.

Or search through the website for a good soymilk recipe and make okara ANNNNNNNNDDDDDDD soymilk mmmmm.....

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This sounds really good and I'd like to make it, but I don't understand the egg substitute part. I have no idea where I would find Okara, because I checked my local health food store and they don't have any. I have powdered egg replacer, but usually it's only used in 1-2 teaspoon increments. Could I use applesauce or something? What would you suggest?

~peace

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