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Zesty Porcupine Meatballs Side Dishes

Complete this Zesty Porcupine Meatball Recipe with the Piquant Zucchini and Tomato Bake and the Rice Pilaf recipes that follow.

Both are easy to make and have exceptional taste when combined with this meatball recipe.

Piquant Zucchini and Tomato Bake

3 zucchini
2 tomatoes
1 green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dried basil
2 tbsp. Olive oil

Zesty Porcupine Meatballs Side Dishes

Method

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Trim ends from zucchini and remove the stem and seeds from the tomatoes. Cut both vegetables into 1/2″ thick slices and arrange them ina lightly buttered 1 1/2 quart casserole dish, with edges overlapping slightly, alternating tomato with zucchini. Scatter the green pepper, onion, salt, pepper and basil over the slices. Drizzle the oil evenly over the vegetables. Bake, uncovered, for about 25 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

The perfect dish to complete this meal is a simple Rice Pilaf. It works really well with the Zesty Porcupine Meatball Recipe and compliments the Piquant Zucchini and Tomato recipe as well.

Rice Pilaf

3/4 cup converted rice (Uncle Ben’s)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp. dry chicken base
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. butter
1 1/4 cups hot water
2 tbsp. diced red pepper
2 tbsp. diced green pepper

Zesty Porcupine Meatballs Side Dishes

Method

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse rice with cool water. Drain well. Set aside. Saute onions in butter for about 5 minutes. Stir in rice, coating all rice with butter. Mix chicken base and pepper with the hot water. Pour over the rice and stir. Place in a covered casserole. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Mix red and green pepper into rice. Makes 4 servings.