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Asian Meatballs Over Rice

Substitute lean ground beef for turkey for a more healthy alternative.
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword beef, ground turkey, meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2 people


For the Sauce

  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch

For the meat

  • 1 lbs ground beef or ground raw turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 Tbsp milk less if using turkey
  • 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Sliced scallions for garnish

For the Rice

  • 2 cups Long-grain white rice prepared as per box instructions
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp butter


For the Sauce

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together all the sauce ingredients until smooth. Set aside.

For the Meat

  • Combine all the meat ingredients together in a large bowl, until well combined. Form into 1-inch meatballs.
  • Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat with 1/2 Tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Once the skillet is hot, add the prepared meatballs, in a single layer.
  • Keep turning the meatballs and brown on all sides. No need to cook them all the way through at this point.
  • Pour the sauce mixture over the meatballs and gently turn the meatballs to coat all sides with the sauce.
  • Continue to cook, bringing the sauce to a boil.
  • Once boiling, turn the heat to low and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Stirring the meatballs occasionally.

For the Rice

  • Prepare white rice according to package instructions.
  • In a small bowl, break the two eggs and whisk until combined.
  • Heat a small skillet on medium heat till hot. Add 1/2 Tablespoon of butter to the skillet and melt. Once melted, add the whisked eggs and cook until almost done, stirring constantly.
  • Once the rice is done, add 1 Tablespoon butter to the rice and add eggs. Stir until combined.
  • Serve cooked meatballs over hot rice and garnish with chopped scallions.