2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup oats (grind them for a finer texture, but optional)
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced (use more or less, to taste)
1/3 cup bread crumb or add more oats
1/4 cup milk (more or less as needed)
1-2 eggs (or use groun flax seeds as a binder)
1 tsp oregano*
1 tsp basil
1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
salt & pepper to taste
finely chopped greens such as kale or spinach
1/2 cup wheat germ or bran
*I add sage and ground fennel seeds to the recipe to give it a more savory flavor. I also add quite a bit more of the spices than the recipe calls for. You can use quantities to your own preference.
In large bowl, mix together all ingredients (including variations if using) except wheat germ/bran. If using ground flax seeds as binder, cover and chill for at least 1 hour. If using eggs, you can proceed.
Shape into meatballs and roll in wheat germ/bran.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes on a greased cooke sheet.
Serve with ketchup & mustard, gravy, BBQ sauce, yogurt dip, etc.