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Μeatballs with rice in yogurt sauce - Yuvarlakia
Method

For the meatballs - Yuvarlakia

  • In a bowl, add the finely chopped onion, minced garlic, dill, finely chopped mint, thyme, salt, pepper, lemon zest, rice, ground meat, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 medium egg.
  • Mix thoroughly until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  • Shape the mixture into small meatballs (20 g) and place them in a pot.
  • In the pot, add 1 ½ liters water, rosemary, lemon rind, chicken bouillon cube and 2 bay leaves.
  • Cover the pot, place over low heat, and simmer for 30-40 until cooked through.

For the yogurt sauce

  • In a bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice, pepper, salt, dill and meatball broth.
  • Add mixture to pot and stir very slowly to mix.
  • Serve with olive oil, lemon zest, pepper and all of the aromatics from the pot. 
  • Serve meal with feta cheese, olive oil, oregano, wedges of 1 lemon and fresh bread.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

520
Calories (kcal)
26 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

25.8
Total Fat (g)
37 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

6.7
Saturated Fat (g)
33 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

35.5
Total Carbs (g)
14 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

6.3
Sugars (g)
7 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

35.6
Protein (g)
71 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.2
Fibre (g)
5 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.6
Sodium (g)
26 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.