This is what my mother used to cook in an effort to make my youngest sister, who was a fussy eater, eat vegetables. My mother used her food processor. She cut Chicken Fillets into bite-size and processed with all vegetables. It is the quickest method. Today I used Chicken Mince and grated vegetables. When my children were young, I made these Rissoles quite often as my son was also a fussy eater. He loved curry flavour, so I used Curry Powder to season, but you can use any Spices and Herbs of your choice.


4 Servings


500g Chicken Mince *OR Chicken Fillets, see ‘Method 4’
3 cupfuls finely chopped OR shredded Vegetables *firmly packed
*Note: Today I used 1/2 Onion, 1 Carrot, some Broccoli, 1 small Zucchini
*Note: You can add some grated Parmesan Cheese
1 to 2 cloves Garlic *grated
3/4 teaspoon Salt *alter the amount
Spices OR Herbs of your choice *I added 1 tablespoon Curry Powder
2 Eggs
1 cup ‘Panko’ Breadcrumbs *alter the amount depending on the moisture of the mixture
Oil for cooking

  1. Coarsely grate OR finely chop up all Vegetables and place in a large mixing bowl. If you use Zucchini, squeeze the coarsely grated Zucchini and remove excess water. *Note: I added 3 cupfuls, but you can add as much as you want.
  2. *Note: For fussy eaters, it might be a good idea to pre-cook the vegetables slightly to soften them. You can simply heat them in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove excess water.
  3. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Alter the amount of Breadcrumbs depending on the wetness of the mixture. I added 1 cup today.
  4. Food Processor Method: If you use a food processor, you don’t need to use Chicken Mince. Cut Chicken Fillets into smaller pieces, cut vegetables also into smaller pieces, and process all together.
  5. Divide the mixture into 12 to 16 portions, roll into balls, and flatten into rounds or oblongs.
  6. Heat 1-2 tablespoons Oil in a frying pan over medium low heat and cook until both sides are nicely browned and cooked through. You would need to cook them in 2 batches. *Note: Covering the pan with a lid would help the cooking process.
  7. Enjoy with your favourite sauce. Serve them with Rice, Potato OR Pasta. Today I served with Black Bean Rice.