Hearty Soup with Quinoa and Pork Meatballs

Hearty Soup with Quinoa and Pork Meatballs

  • Preparation 30 min
  • Cooking 45 min
  • Servings 4

Quinoa and ground pork join forces to not only jazz up the protein mix but add fluffy texture and nutty notes to meatballs that float in a fragrant broth.

Featured in RICARDO Magazine (SUMMER 2017)

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Ingredients

  • Meatballs

    • 1/2 cup (90 g) quinoa, rinsed and drained
    • 1/2 lb (225 g) lean ground pork
    • 1/4 cup (15 g) panko bread crumbs
    • 1 egg
    • 2 green onions, finely chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    • 1 tsp (5 ml) toasted sesame oil
    • 1 tsp (5 ml) sambal oelek
    • 2 tsp (10 ml) soy sauce
    • 2 tsp (10 ml) mirin
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) hoisin sauce
    • 2 tbsp (30 ml) vegetable oil
  • Broth

    • 4 green onions, halved
    • 2 pieces ginger, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) each
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) vegetable oil
    • 8 cups (2 litres) chicken broth
    • 1 cup (30 g) cilantro sprigs
    • 2 packages (200 g each) precooked udon noodles
    • 3 cups (225 g) bean sprouts
    • 1 cup (30 g) cilantro leaves

Preparation

  • Meatballs

  • Broth

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