I altered a family recipe to include the special ingredients that Linda and Gail selected for the Outlook.com Recipe Challenge Benefiting Common Threads. Albóndigas are meatballs served in a light broth, this is a simple Mexican recipe traditionally made from ground beef, beef broth and white rice. Replacing these main ingredients with ground turkey, chicken broth and brown rice, and incorporating carrots and basil, resulted in a leaner, brighter, and healthier dish. My family enjoyed this new version of an old favorite. For the Common Threads kids to implement this recipe, however you may choose to have the chef instructor cook the brown rice in advance, doing so will save more than an hour of cooking time.