Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

LEMON BASIL TURKEY MEATBALLS u0026amp; CREAMY RICE

4 servings

servings

15 minutes

active time

45 minutes

total time

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive or avocado oil

1 lb ground turkey

zest of one lemon (about 1 tablespoon)

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 tbsp dried basil

1 tsp dried oregano

1/4 large yellow onion, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 cup dry rice, rinsed

1 + 1/2 cup veggie broth (can sub chicken broth)

1 + 1/2 cup water

1/2 13.5oz can full-fat coconut milk (3/4 cup)

juice of 1 lemon

1/2 6oz bag baby spinach

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, lemon zest, salt, black pepper, oregano, and basil until it’s a uniform mixture.

Use a cookie scoop or spoon to shape the mix into ~12 even meatballs and place on the sheet pan. Bake for 15-20 mins, or until the internal temperature is at 165 degrees.

While the meatballs bake, heat the oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the diced onion and sauté until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute, then mix in the rice and season with salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika.

Let the rice toast, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes then pour in the broth, coconut milk, and lemon juice. Add 1-2 cups of water, depending on how much you need to completely cover the rice in liquid. Mix to combine, then cover the pan and cook for 15-20 mins, until the rice is fully cooked.

Mix in the baby spinach and wilt it down, then add the cooked meatballs on top and top with a drizzle of olive oil and additional lemon zest if desired. Serve immediately for best results.

4 servings

servings

15 minutes

active time

45 minutes

total time
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