For the meatballs

500g/1lb 2oz beef mince

2 tbsp grated fresh root ginger

pinch sea salt

1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry

2 tbsp gluten free soy sauce

1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

1 free-range egg, beaten

1 tbsp cornflour

pinch ground white pepper

For the finished dish

100ml/3½fl oz groundnut oil

750ml/1¼ pint low FODMAP vegetable stock

300g/11oz Chinese leaf, quartered lengthways

1 tbsp gluten free  soy sauce

1 tbsp cornflour, mixed with 2 tbsp cold water (optional)

sea salt and ground white pepper

dash sesame oil (optional)


For the meatballs, place all of the meatball ingredients into a large bowl and stir to combine.

With damp hands, take a large mound of the minced meat mixture and mould into a ball that is a little larger than a golf ball. Place on a plate and repeat with the remaining meatball mixture.

For the finished dish, pour the groundnut oil into a large deep pan and heat over a high heat. Using a metal ladle, carefully lower each meatball into the oil and spoon some of the oil over the meatballs. Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until golden-brown all over.

Pour all but two tablespoons of the cooking oil out into a heatproof bowl.

Add the stock to the pan and arrange the slices of Chinese cabbage around the meatballs, curving them around the sides of the pan lengthways, then add the  soy sauce and bring to the boil.

Cover the pan, reduce the heat and cook gently for 15 minutes.

Alternatively, cook the meatballs in the oven; arrange in a casserole dish, cover with kitchen foil and cook in a preheated oven at 100C/210F/Gas ¼ for 30 minutes. If the sauce is too thin, add the cornflour paste and stir until thickened.

Take the meatballs off the heat and season, to taste, with sea salt and ground white pepper. Transfer to a serving dish sprinkle over a dash of sesame oil and serve immediately.


Recipe adapted from: Good Food

Gluten Free and Low FODMAP Recipe - South-East Asian vegetable and egg-fried rice
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Tumblr Share on Google Bookmarks Share on Reddit Share on Stumble Upon
Recipes IBS Sano - Low FODMAP Recipes - Logo Background Recipes