Keftedes (Greek Pork Rolls) and Lemon Rice

Another variation of Greek dishes from my home kitchen. Pork meatballs which is usually called "Keftedes" in Greek language, but I shaped them into sausage so I call it as "rolls". In some east Europe countries like Czech Republik, Serbia, Croatia etc, it is called Cevapcici. I combine the pork rolls with Greek lemon rice pilaf and of course the famous delicious Greek style yogurt sauce, Tzatziki. 😉

Keftedes  and Lemon Rice
Keftedes and Lemon Rice

Keftedes (Greek Pork Rolls) and Lemon Rice

Serve : 4

Pork Rolls
Ingredients :
750 gr minced pork
1 tsp salt
½ tsp sweet paprika powder
½ tsp onion powder
⅓ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp dried basil
½ tsp ground black pepper
1 egg
3 tbsp bread crumbs
4 tbsp olive oil for frying

Lemon Rice
Ingredients :
350 gr wild rice or jasmine rice
½ onion, dice
80 gr grated carrots
Lemon juice from 1 lemon
Lemon zest from 1 lemon
100 ml chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
chopped parsley leaves

Extra :
mixed salad
Tzatziki Sauce (Greek Yogurt Sauce)

Steps :
For the pork rolls. Combine all ingredients (except olive oil) into a mixing bowl. Mix with hand until well combined. Divide the mixture into 16 parts, take one part and shape it into a sausage shape, repeat until all finish. Prepare a flat-bottomed-pan over medium high heat, add in olive oil. Fry the rolls until all are thoroughly cooked, flip them frequently. Turn off the heat. Set aside.

For the rice. Follow the instructions on the package about how to cook the wild rice. (I use the wild rice in the bags, I just need to boil them in salted water for 10 minutes, then drain them). If your rice is ready, prepare a pan over medium high heat. Add in onion and carrot, fry them for 1 minute, then add in the rice, lemon juice, lemon zest and chicken stock, stir them until the stock is fully absorbed. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with chopped parsley leaves. Turn off the heat.

Recipe by Veronica

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