with Rice and spicy paprika sauce
Looking for vegetarian meatball alternatives, I often came across lentil balls. I can’t necessarily say that they would taste the same as meatballs, but in combination with a spicy paprika sauce and rice they are incredibly delicious. Also, they are made super fast and are really healthy: lentils are richer in protein than almost any other legume.-Natascha
Nutrition per serving: 940 Kcal 6.7 g Fat | 180 g Carbs | 40.5 g Protein
- 150 g Rice
- 200 g Red Lentils
- 2 Bell Peppers
- 1 Chili
- 1 Can Drained Tomatoes
- 1 Onion
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- 3 TBSP Tomato Paste
- Paprika Powder
Here’s how to do it
- Cook the rice and lentils according to the instructions on the packing.
- Chop the onion and paprika finely and sauté in a pan. Then add the chili, the strained tomatoes, 2 cloves of garlic and spices and bring everything to the boil briefly.
- Once the lentils are cooked, let them cool and then mix them with the tomato paste, the flour, the remaining clove of garlic and the spices until a sticky dough is formed.
- Form small balls with your hands and put them in a casserole dish. Cover with the sauce and place in the oven at 180°C for about 10 minutes.