No, there is absolutely no meat in this lacto-ovo vegetarian spaghetti and «meat» balls recipe!
If you or your kids love spaghetti and meatballs, there is no reason not to continue to enjoy this dish as a vegetarian!
The meatballs are made of rice, but tastes really great, and together with the tomato sauce and the spaghetti it's a real hit! This is an easy vegetarian comfort food dish that is super tasty and filling.
This meatless spaghetti and meatballs recipe is also a great way to be able to use up any leftover cooked rice you might have hanging around in the fridge.
I especially like basmati rice, but usually cook too much rice...
So, the next day I can whip up these rice balls while I cook spaghetti and heat up some tomato sauce. Delicious! And a rather quick job as well.
What is also great is that this dish also freezes very well. I recommend to plop some containers with leftover rice balls and tomato sauce in the freezer for use on another day.
Serve the spaghetti and top with the pasta sauce and a few of the rice balls. Garnish with some grated vegetarian cheese on top if you like.