Spaghetti with Rice ‘n Grain Balls

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 1 28-oz. jar spaghetti sauce your favorite
  • 3 ounces yellow corn meal
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup brown rice cooked
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons onion finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Grease a cookie sheet.
  • In a large bowl, combine corn meal, flour, dry milk, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix well. Stir in rice.
  • In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce, water, onion and oil. Add to rice mixture, mixing well till all ingredients are moistened.
  • On a greased cookie sheet, place 24 walnut sized balls formed from the mixture. Bake 20 minutes till lightly browned.
  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and keep warm. In a large saucepan, warm up spaghetti sauce. Combine sauce and rice balls and serve over spaghetti. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.


Per Serving: 620 Calories; 16g Fat; 24g Protein; 95g Carbohydrate; 9g Dietary Fiber; 17mg Cholesterol; 1194mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 4 1/2 Grain (Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 2 1/2 Fat
SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve with a big spinach salad—that’s really all you need!
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