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5 portion(s)


  • 180 grams day old GF/nut bread, sliced, lightly toasted
  • 50 grams pitted dates
  • 200 grams pumpkin, cubed
  • 100 grams brown onion, quartered
  • 180 grams zucchini, chopped
  • 120 grams Fresh Apricot, pureed
  • 30 grams ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 50 grams Butter
  • 50 grams olive oil


  • 500 grams chicken, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 350 grams risoni
  • 400 grams vegetable of choice, whatever is in the fridge, cut into bite size pieces
  • 400 grams apricot nectar
  • Handful fresh herbs of choice
  • 6
    1h 5min
    Preparation 40min
  • 7
  • 8
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place bread in TM Bowl. 3 sec speed 6, or desired crumb size. Set aside.


  2. Add Dates. Blitz 5 sec speed 8, or desired consistency. Set aside with Breadcrumbs.

  3. Place ginger & fresh apricots in TM bowl, blitz Seep 7/ 3 secs & scrape down sides

  4. Add pumpkin, brown onion and zucchini, blitz speed 5 to desired size. Add mustard powder, butter & oil. Cook for 6 min 100 degrees speed 2-3. 

  5. Add approx 150g (2/3) of the breadcrumb/date mix to TM bowl. Mix 10 sec speed 3 . Set aside to cool down. 

  6. Clean TM bowl


  8. Place Garlic clove in bowl. Blitz 3 sec/speed 7 & scrape down sides.

  9. Place half o0f the chicken in TM bowl. Turbo until you get desired mince consistency. Set aside and repeat with remaining chicken. Add reserved chicken back to bowl.

    Add remaining 1/3 of breadcrumb/date mix, eggs, salt & herbs of choice.

    Mix ingredients 20 sec speed 4 

  10. Roll out mince mixture on foil (or thermomat) to form a rectangle shape about 2cm thick.

    spread stuffing mix down long side of mince. you'll only use about 1/3 to 1/2 of the stuffing. The rest is for the Apricot sauce.

    Use the foil to help gently compact and roll the mince into a loaf shape.

    Lighlty oil the Varoma tray, place loaf on the tray and put in Varoma dish.

  11. Add 1100g water to TM bowl. Add 1 tbsp TM Vege stock if desired.

    Place Risoni in basket, give it a stir. Place basket into place.

    Put Varoma in place. Cook risoni and meatloaf for 20 minutes Varoma speed 2.

    Remove risoni, place in thermoserver to keep warm & add desired vegetables into Varoma dish and cook meatloaf and vegetables for a further 5-10 minutes Varoma/speed 2.

    Check if chicken is cooked through. Set aside entire Varoma dish so loaf and vegetables stay warm.

    Empty water from TM bowl 

  12. Add remainder of stuffing mix and 400g Apricot Nectar to TM bowl. Cook for 6-7 minutes Varoma speed 3 or until sauce is desired temperature.

    Serve up meatloaf, Vegetables & Risoni on plate and pour sauce over the top.



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I used day old pepita and chia bread from the Basic Cookbook.

Use any vegetables from the fridge. There is a good amount of sauce to spread over vegetables if you make a larger amount than pictured tmrc_emoticons.-)

Stuffing can have variants such as lemon zest, almonds, sweet potato. Will try this next time!

Perhaps the mustard powder could be substituted with Curry Powder or French onion Soup mix.


This recipe can also be cooked in the TM31

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  • Thank you! What a lovely

    Submitted by Shedwards on 10. June 2016 - 20:42.

    Thank you! What a lovely compliment glad you enjoyed  it tmrc_emoticons.-)

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  • Gorgeous.  Beautiful flavours

    Submitted by roxygirl720 on 7. May 2016 - 15:26.


    Beautiful flavours and combination of textures. 

    Very detailed steps but worth every second of it. Your friends will think you're a chef. This a high end recipe. 

    Thankyou for sharing. 

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  • What a delicious recipe!!

    Submitted by MiKy2015 on 17. May 2015 - 19:55.

    What a delicious recipe!! Definitely making this one again tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • This was really tasty. I will

    Submitted by Tarasthermieland on 13. January 2015 - 11:43.

    This was really tasty. I will be making it again for sure. 

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  • I've made this in my 31 and

    Submitted by clairebear3 on 12. January 2015 - 12:18.

    I've made this in my 31 and its great

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  • Perfect balance of chicken

    Submitted by Marinab on 12. January 2015 - 09:19.

    Perfect balance of chicken and veggies. Very tasty and the apricots give it a sweet taste that is not too overbearing. Would recommend. Easy to make

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  • So yummy. A must try. Job

    Submitted by Buffy_luce on 14. December 2014 - 08:20.

    So yummy. A must try. Job well done tmrc_emoticons.))

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