Meatballs for children

Ingredients for making meatballs for children

  1. Round grain rice (raw) 170 grams
  2. Minced meat (fresh fresh veal) 500 grams
  3. Sour cream 3 tablespoons
  4. Chicken egg 1 piece
  5. Parsley 1 bunch (small)
  6. Dill 1 bunch (small)
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Purified water as needed
  • Main ingredients: Veal, Onion, Sour cream, Rice
  • Serving 1 serving
  • World Cuisine


A tablespoon, a kitchen scale, a kettle, a stove, a colander, a kitchen towel, a deep bowl - 2 pieces, a kitchen knife, a cutting board, paper kitchen towels, a deep pan with a lid (capacity 4 liters), slotted spoon, serving plate.

Cooking meatballs for children:

Step 1: prepare the pic.

Today we will prepare very tasty children's meatballs, which even adults will not refuse. So, first we put on a strong fire a full kettle of purified water, let it boil. Then we spread a kitchen towel on the countertop, pour the right amount of rice on it and sort it out, removing any rubbish in the form of pebbles. Then we move the grains into a colander, rinse thoroughly until clear water flows, and leave in the sink on 3-4 minutes.

Step 2: steam the rice.

Then we transfer the cereal into a deep bowl, after a while we fill it with boiling water from the kettle, so that it completely covers it, and leave it in 12-15 minutes to steam up. After that, we fold it back into a colander and stand the rice in it until use, which is approximately 5-7 minutes.

Step 3: prepare onions and herbs.

We don’t lose a minute, with a sharp kitchen knife, peel the onion and rinse it along with sprigs of greenery. We dry these products with paper kitchen towels from excess moisture, put them on a cutting board in turn and continue the preparation. Cut the stems of parsley and dill into several small parts, and chop the onion very finely, so that the size of the pieces does not exceed 5-6 millimeters.

Step 4: prepare the meat for meatballs.

Then we put on a medium fire a deep pan with about three liters of purified water and again bring the liquid to a boil. In the meantime, put fresh minced veal minced meat in a deep bowl, and send the rice that has already had time to dry, chopped raw onions, raw chicken egg to taste, and preferably a little salt. Mix everything with a tablespoon to a homogeneous consistency and proceed to the next step.

Step 5: form the meatballs.

We wet our hands in a small amount of ordinary running water and shake off excess droplets from them. After that, take a little less than one tablespoon of minced meat in your palm. We roll out of it a small ball with a diameter of 2-2.5 centimeters, shift it to a clean, preferably smooth cutting board, and in the same way we form the remaining meatballs.

Step 6: cook meatballs for children.

Now everything is simple! While the meat balls were sculpted, the water in the pan began to boil. We season it to taste with salt, not forgetting that it is very harmful to the children's stomach and is already eaten in small quantities in minced meat. Then very carefully using a tablespoon, one by one, we lower all the formed meatballs into the bubbling liquid. After boiling again, reduce the heat to a level between the smallest and medium. Cooking meat balls, occasionally stirring with a slotted spoon until they float, it will take about 10-12 minutes.

Step 7: stew meatballs for children.

Next, using a kitchen towel, remove the pan from the stove. We drain almost all the water from it, leaving the liquid exactly enough so that it reaches only half the level of meatballs. Again we send the dishes that did not have time to cool to medium heat and add three tablespoons of sour cream to the pan along with sprigs of greens, that is, dill and parsley. Gently mix everything with a wooden kitchen spatula, cover the dish with a lid so that a small gap remains, and simmer until fully cooked 15 minutes, periodically turning the balls from side to side. Then turn off the stove, insist meatballs in the resulting light sour cream sauce 5-7 minutes and you can start the tasting.

Step 8: serve meatballs for children.

After cooking, the meatballs for children are slightly infused in a liquid sour cream sauce, then distributed in portions on plates without boiled greens, cooled to a warm state and served as a main meal for lunch or first dinner. Mostly they are served without any additions, but if you wish, if your baby is already a year old, you can practice mixed food, that is, add a portion of meatballs with a slice of boiled potatoes, carrots, fresh cucumbers, stewed or steamed broccoli or cauliflower, and squash caviar. Enjoy delicious food with your baby and don’t get sick!
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- if you decide to serve meatballs with a side dish, then try not to give the baby foods that cause acidity and fermentation, for example, any legumes, fresh tomatoes, white cabbage and others;

- mainly for baby meatballs use minced meat from soft nonfat dairy veal, but at will you can mix it with chicken 1: 1;

- during the preparation of minced meat, as well as cooking and stewing meatballs, do not add spices! Remember that the children's body is very predisposed to allergies;

- A portion of a meat dish in a child’s diet per day should not exceed 100 grams, because your baby has just begun to learn the world of cooking, and such foods are considered heavy, although quite nutritious, as well as useful due to the protein content.