How can I prepare just the meatballs? I don’t want the orzo

  • Posted by: Becky
  • October 26, 2017


Susan W. October 27, 2017
I’ve made these without the orzo. I used one cup of broth. I think I’d cut it back to 3/4 cup. I don’t eat any grains so I used ground pork rinds in place of the breadcrumbs. Sounds weird, but when pork rinds are cooked, they no longer taste porky.
creamtea October 27, 2017
I would just add a lot less of the liquid, perhaps 3/4 to 1 cup or so (I would add some, just to keep it moist). You may be able to leave it out, but I think it would be better to include some.
C S. October 27, 2017
It looks like you could either pan fry, or bake the meatballs until the meat is done. I make lamb meatballs often, and although the recipe calls for grilling them on a stick, I just cook them in the frying pan until they are cooked through. It will be easier if they are kept pretty small. She does instructions for baking the meatballs as well, and if you don't use the orzo, there will just be more liquid in the bottom of the pan.
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