Wild Rice Meatballs

Sometimes it’s easier to get all the ingredients in one location.  Does anyone else ever feel that way?  When I was looking through cookbooks and came across the wild rice bread recipe, I knew I wanted to make it.  And, I was running errands at Costco, so I came across a gigantic bag of wild rice, and it was easier to purchase it there than to make another stop at the grocery store on my way home.  So, you might see a few more wild rice recipes coming up here in the next few posts.

Now, for those of you not from Minnesota, you might be unaware that wild rice is a Minnesota staple.  We make it into hotdish, amongst other delicious items.  In the past I’ve made a variety of different recipes with wild rice, including muffins, dressing, and soup.  So, when looking for other wild rice recipes, I thought the From Minnesota with Love cookbook series might be a good starting point, and I was correct.  This recipe for wild rice meatballs looked great enough to try.


Wild Rice Meatballs

1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 c cooked wild rice
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/3 c fine dry bread crumbs
1/2 c evaporated milk
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2/3 c water
2/3 c dry white wine
1/4 tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine beef, onion, rice, salts, bread crumbs, and milk; shape into 1-inch balls.  Place in shallow pan; bake 10 to 15 minutes or until brown.  In saucepan, combine soup, water, wine, and spices.  Add meatballs and simmer 30 minutes.


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