Meatballs with rice (tefteli - rus.lang.) was big surprise for my husband :) He loved it very much, so I decided to post the recipe. Although my friends from Russia and Uzbekistan know it very well, but I am sure that everyone has own way of cooking them. So, let me share mine.
- 400g minced meat (with onions, salt and pepper)
- 0.5 cups of rice
- 2-2.5tablespoons of tomato paste
- 150g sour cream
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- spices (as you wish)
Boil the rice until almost ready, drain, do not rinse. Cool.
Mix ground beef, rice and 1 tablespoon of tomato paste.
Mix with hands, and you'll get the mass more adhesive and at the further formation hedgehogs will not fall apart. Roll the balls about 5 cm in diameter.
Grease the bottom of the oven glass plate
Then put meatballs close to each other, but not crushing them
Make a sauce-filling: mix the sour cream with 1-1.5 tablespoons of tomato paste, salt and pepper. Add spices. If the sour liquid (flowing) - do not add water. If thick, add about 0.5 cups of water.
Thin stream directly from the bowl to pour each ball with creamy tomato sauce
Place in preheated oven and cook at 180-200 ° C until the top crust, about 30 minutes