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Italian TVP Balls with Spinach on Rice



to prepare the Italian tvp balls:

Place the cup of tvp in a medium large bowl.

Add the seasonings and chopped onion.

Add the boiling water and put a plate or lid on top and allow the tvp to swell. (5 minutes)

As the tvp becomes soft add the bread crumbs and stir well to mix. It may need a bit more hot water. Stir again, and the mixture will become a sturdy mass.

When the tvp mixture is cool enough to handle, form balls.

We got about 20 balls about the size of golf balls or walnuts.

to prepare the rice:

Bring 3 cups of lightly salted water to boil.

Add the rice and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is soft. When done, place a lid on top and set aside.

to make the Italian tvp balls:

Fry the Italian tvp balls in 1-2 tablespoons of oil.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan.

Place the formed balls in the oil and fry lightly until golden brown.

to make the tomato sauce:

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan.

Saute the chopped onion until glassy.

Add the can of crushed tomatoes.

Add the Italian seasonings.

Season to taste with additional salt and pepper, and Tabasco as desired.

In a small saucepan, heat the spinach.


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