In a medium bowl, add together all of the meatball ingredients. Mix together with your hands and
form 2 teaspoon full balls, set the balls on a pan and refrigerate for half an hour or flash freeze for
In a large dutch oven or heavy bottom and wide pot heat oil over medium high and add in onions
and red bell peppers. Saute for 5 minutes, or until peppers and onions have softened. Next add in
garlic, continue cooking for 30 seconds then add in paprika, saffron, and oregano. Cook for ten
seconds more and then add in white wine.
Once the white wine has been added cook for 2 minutes, being sure to srape the bottom of your
pot with a wooden spoon and mixing occassionally.
Add in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Next add in meatballs and lower heat to a steady simmer
(medium high heat). Cook for about 20 minutes, then add in orzo and kale and cook for an
additional 15 minutes or until orzo is al dente and kale has softened
Taste for seasoning and add in salt and pepper, if needed.
Serve and garnish with parsley.
Note* Saffron really makes this dish, please do not substitute it. Depending on the size of the meatballs, it can make anywhere between 12-16 meatballs. Use as lean of a meat as possible, either beef or turkey.