These Moroccan Kefta Lettuce Wraps are the perfect combination of spicy meatballs, fluffy rice and a harissa yogurt sauce. This post contains affiliate links; this means if you purchase an item linked, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Click here to learn more about my disclosure policy.
Kefta = the world's juiciest + easiest meatballsIf you've ever made meatballs before, you know it's actually pretty easy, regardless of what kind. But these Moroccan Kefta meatballs are truly the most deliciously simple bites. In Morocco, this blend of herbs and spices is traditionally used to make their version of a hamburger. A little cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, ginger, garlic. A bit of parsley and cilantro. Red onion and olive oil. And a bit of a modern flair never hurt no one, so we're adding a tablespoon of parmesan cheese, totally optional.
Let's Talk Rice & ToppingsIn this particular recipe, I opted to use fresh tomatoes and my favorite recipe for Persian inspired Golden Rice. You can find the secret ingredient that gives this rice it's glowing yellow color here. That said, you can use pretty much anything you like to fill these babies. Other options I love:
- Plain white or brown rice
- Fluffy quinoa
- Forget the grains and add roasted veggies instead
- Rice noodles of some sort
- Crunchy bean sprouts (we have totally strayed from the Moroccan path here and that's ok)