bouillon cubes (low-sodium chicken or beef flavored, or 1 tablespoon low-sodium bouillon powder)
oregano (fresh, finely chopped)
ground beef (lean, turkey or chicken)
tomato (finely chopped)
onion (peeled and finely chopped)
vegetable mix (chopped, fresh, carrots, celery, and broccoli)
1. In a large pot, combine water, rice, bouillon cubes, and oregano. Bring to a boil over
high heat. Stir to dissolve bouillon. Reduce heat to low and simmer.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix ground meat, tomato, onion, egg, and salt. Form into
12 large meatballs.
3. Add meatballs to broth mixture and simmer 30 minutes.
4. Add vegetables. Cook 10 to 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked
and rice and vegetables are tender. Serve hot.