A warm Thermos lunch is as comforting as it gets—especially when there are mini meatballs and saucy rice inside.
, or jasmine rice
, (tomato purée)
500-g pkg ground
, finely chopped
Cook rice according to package directions, but omitting salt, 15 to 20 min.
Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high. Add 2 cups pineapple and cook until browned, about 10 min. Transfer to a food processor and whirl with passata, tomato paste, onion and garlic powders, Worcestershire and 1/4 tsp salt until smooth. Return sauce to pot. Season with fresh pepper. Set over medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 5 min.
Combine turkey with bread crumbs and remaining 1/4 tsp salt. Season with fresh pepper. Mix by hand until combined. Roll into 1-in. balls, and then gently drop into sauce. Stir in remaining 1 cup pineapple. Simmer, partially covered, stirring often, until meatballs are cooked through, about 15 more min.
Serve meatballs warm over rice. Sprinkle with green onion.
Nutrition (per serving)
Originally published in the Today’s Parent September 2015 issue, this recipe has a triple-tested guarantee from the Chatelaine Kitchen.