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Repurposing some risolles

What do you do when you’re in an unfamiliar kitchen, are given four rissoles and are given free range to make dinner for two?

Well first of all, the Happy Gwailo and I raided the fridge and pantry to see what was available. A packet of pasta was one of the first things we came across, followed by a tin of tomatoes, and of course, as we were in a good Australian household, there was plenty of wine on hand. Perfect – we had the makings of a good dinner.

Further raiding of the kitchen yielded a capsicum, an onion, some garlic paste, and a carrot. We couldn’t find any stock or stock cubes, but we did find some Gravox – perfect substitute.


Step 1: Gather the ingredients

We started with repurposing the rissoles into meatballs, then chopping up the vegetables for the sauce.


Step 2: Prep the ingredients

We had to experiment a little with converting the Gravox into a stock, but with a little patience, lots of hot water, and multiple tastings, we had a halfway decent stock substitute. In a short while, we had it all simmering on the stove.


Step 3: Bring it all to a boil

In no time at all, we had a simple but delicious meal on the table, and enough leftovers for another two meals – not bad considering that we started with four risolles!


Step 4: The finished meal – spaghetti and meatballs

This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Repurpose.


11 comments on “Repurposing some risolles

  1. Bipasha
    February 1, 2017

    looks yumm!

  2. Sumith
    February 1, 2017


    • Penne Cole
      February 1, 2017

      Yeah it was surprisingly delicious 🙂

  3. Mabel Kwong
    February 1, 2017

    With pasta, you can make anything and a hearty meal 😆 And when you have veggies, it makes it a healthier meal. I love putting garlic in my food as I love the flavour and it does liven up a meal with just a little bit of it 😊

    • Penne Cole
      February 1, 2017

      Definitely a garlic addict too. I also have a thriving garlic chive plant that I plan to experiment with!

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  5. autumnbeats
    February 3, 2017

    That’s pretty creative with the gravox. I didn’t know you could convert that to stock. Thanks for the tip! 🙂

    • Penne Cole
      February 3, 2017

      lol I didn’t either. Just add water and hope for the best :p

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