How to cook steamed meatballs in a slow cooker and a double boiler
A dish that is not only tasty, but also useful, especially for various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and digestive organs — these are steamed meatballs.
They can be children and adults, and thanks to various recipes, you can choose to your taste — from meat, chicken or even fish! Meatballs are good both in themselves, and with a sauce and a side dish. Their preparation does not require special skills, and most importantly, it is a dietary dish.
Here is a very simple way to make steamed meatballs that are eaten with great pleasure.
Rinse the round grain rice well, place in a saucepan and cover with half a liter of cold water. Put on the gas and boil with salt with half a teaspoon of salt.
After that, it should be boiled for ten minutes until complete readiness, then the gas is turned off, and the rice stands under the lid for another 15 minutes so that the water is completely absorbed into it. Now get the rice and put it in a deep dish to cool it.
Cooked sticky rice is very suitable for meatballs. When the temperature equals to room temperature, two raw chicken eggs are added to the rice and thoroughly stirred.
In a stuffing, put a teaspoon of salt, ground pepper, boiled rice. Stir and repel the mixture, so the stuffing will be dense, and the meatballs will be well molded. To do this, you need to pick it up and throw it back strongly in the bowl, after five or six times it will be ready for modeling.
Now the chops will turn out dense and will keep the shape. For steaming, you can use a special insert for the pan. Lubricate its surface with sunflower oil, and pour water into the pan so that it boils.
At this time, form the meatballs and put them in a steamer. When the water boils, put everything in the pan and cook for 30 minutes. In the meantime, you can do gravy.
To fill, chop the onion and fry in sunflower oil until golden brown. Add tomato patta and sifted flour to onions. Stir well for about three minutes and fill with cold water. When the sauce boils, salt it and add spices. Is done.
Take the meatballs out of the pan and pour them sauce. The finished dish is very tasty served with mashed potatoes and sprinkle it with fresh herbs.
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In a slow cooker, cooking is simple and pleasant. It is possible to steam diet meatballs with rice using a special insert in the bowl. If there is no such device and mode, then the meatballs are prepared in the quenching mode. Chicken in itself is a dietary product, namely, breasts contain the minimum amount of cholesterol. Therefore, for dishes we use them.
To prepare you need the following ingredients:
- minced chicken breast — 800 gr .;
- long grain rice — 100 gr .;
- chicken egg — 1 pc .;
- ground pepper to taste;
- Table salt — 2 tsp.
Cooking time: 55 minutes.
Caloric content: 240 kcal.
Mix in deep dishes washed rice, minced meat, egg, salt and pepper the resulting mass.
Now we form meatballs, they will turn out about 16 pieces from such quantity of products. Pour half a liter of water into the bowl of the multicooker, and put the raw products on a special insert for steaming.
Set the bowl and liner in the slow cooker, select the “steamed” mode and set the timer for 45 minutes. At the end of cooking, a beep will sound and the dietary dish is ready.
Serve with fresh or stewed vegetables. Meatballs made in this way will be juicy and especially tasty.
Children do not like to eat fish, in spite of all its usefulness. After all, bones come across in slices, which the kids do not like much. An excellent alternative to fish stew are meatballs from low-fat varieties of white fish. For mincemeat suitable cod fillet, pollock, hake. Ingredients:
- fish fillet — 250 gr .;
- long loaf — 20 gr .;
- milk — 50 ml;
- yolk — 2 pcs .;
- vegetable oil;
Cooking time: 45 minutes.
Caloric content: 230 kcal.
To cook steamed fish meatballs in a slow cooker for a child, you must first prepare the minced meat. Remove the crust from the loaf, and soak the flesh in the milk. Grind it through a meat grinder along with fish fillets.
Add a couple of yolks, salt and stir well. From this mass, make small meatballs and put them in a special insert for cooking steamed products. Pour a liter of water into the bowl and place everything in the slow cooker.
Select the “steam” mode and set the timer for half an hour. At the end, take out on a plate and treat your kid with meatballs with rice or pasta.
The slow cooker is good because you can immediately make both the meatballs and a side dish for them. Here is a simple recipe for meatballs with potatoes:
- minced meat — 400 gr .;
- potatoes — 5-6 pcs .;
- onion head — 1 pc .;
- egg — 1 pc .;
- salt, pepper to taste.
Cooking time: 60 minutes.
Caloric content: 250 kcal.
First, finely chop the onion, and then mix it with the egg and minced meat. In the resulting mass to taste, add spices and salt. Peel potatoes, cut into cubes of medium size. Salt cubes, grease with vegetable oil.
Put everything in the crock-pot so that the potatoes are on the bottom, and make meatballs from the meat and place on top in a special insert for steaming. After that, pour 200 ml of water into the bowl and set the “steamed” mode for 45 minutes.
At the end of cooking, all the water usually evaporates, and the potato gets a golden crust, soaking the juice from the meatballs. Tasty and easy for just an hour you get a full-fledged dinner or lunch.
Dishes in a double boiler are always dietary and healthy. Prepared without adding oil and suitable for both children and people with digestive problems. It is better to choose for such a recipe for steamed meatballs lean meat: chicken breast or veal.
- minced meat — 400 gr .;
- carrot — 1 pc;
- salt to taste;
- rice — 100 gr.
Cooking time: 65 minutes.
Calories: 225 kcal.
Wash the washed rice with boiled water and let it stand for about 15 minutes. Then drain and let cool slightly. Knead a mixture of minced meat, rice and salt. Add carrot, grated on a coarse grater. Form small meatballs and put them in the form of a double boiler. They are cooked in a double boiler for 45 minutes and served to the child with pasta or buckwheat.
- If cooking meatballs for a child, then it is not recommended to add spices and pepper, it is better to take a little dill and crumble it into mincemeat;
- Before forming cutlets, send the meat mass to the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes, so it will be easier to sculpt them;
- When making balls of minced meat, moisten your palms with cold water and the meat will not stick to your hands;
- Serve the balls on the table, lightly sprinkled with fresh chopped greens. It stimulates the appetite and carries a lot of vitamins.
Steamed meatballs — a healthy and delicious dish, try to cook them with your home. They will be loved by both adults and kids. Eat with or without a side dish.