Homemade Little Meat Patties and Rice

Little meat patties and rice

A great kid friendly dinner that’s easy to make, nutritious, and delicious
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner, family
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 483 kcal
Author Debi


Mushroom soup

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or light tasting oil of your choice divided use
  • ½ small onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup mushrooms finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¾ cup vegetable broth


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 10 fully cooked meatballs frozen or homemade chicken, beef, pork, vegetarian, your choice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ cup cooked rice


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until onion has released its water and begins to brown, about 10 minutes. Add chopped mushrooms, and cook until mushrooms release their juices and the pan looks dry again, about 5 minutes. Add remaining tablespoon oil, garlic powder, and flour to pan. Cook for about 2 minutes. Slowly add milk, stirring as you add so that there are no lumps. Add broth. Reduce heat, and cook for about 5 minutes longer, or until it reaches desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Soup can be made ahead up to 3 days, and kept in the fridge. Soup can also be frozen for future use.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add meatballs and water to skillet and cover, cooking 3-5 minutes until meatballs have browned. Add garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano. Add soup, and heat through. If the soup seems a little thick, add additional milk or broth to thin to desired consistency.
  4. Serve little meat patties with sauce over rice. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves if desired.

Recipe Notes

The soup recipe makes about 1 ½ cups of condensed soup, or equivalent to 1 can of soup. The meal could serve additional people if you throw in more meatballs. I just usually serve it to the two of us. We often have a little soup leftover that I get to snack on the next day.

Nutrition Facts
Little meat patties and rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 483 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 800mg35%
Potassium 457mg13%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 200mg20%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.