Recipe: Asian Meatballs with Fried "Rice"

These flavorful meatballs can be a fast and tasty dinner on rice (or "rice"), or a fun football-watching finger food appetizer with friends! You can use a mixture of chicken and turkey like we did, use all chicken, mix pork and chicken, or any combination thereof. 

ASIAN MEATBALLS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 C finely chopped scallions
  • 2 1/2 TB sesame oil
  • 2 TB apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp chili oil
  • 2 TB fish sauce
  • 2 TB coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp finely chopped or grated ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

TO MAKE:

Preheat oven to 375 °. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly with hands. Using hands, form mixture into balls, about 1/2"-1" around. (I made about 30-ish meatballs).

Place onto lined baking sheets and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. (If serving with cauli-rice, make this while they are baking). Let sit, covered with tin foil, for about 10 minutes before serving.

TO SERVE:

I enjoyed my meatballs on cauli-rice (recipe below), with coconut aminos and a touch of sweet Thai chili sauce. I just used store bought sauce, but here's a great recipe to make your own!

You could also serve them over white rice or a pile of mixed veggies like broccoli and zucchini, or these would also make a great appetizer; serve on a platter with a sweet Thai chili dipping sauce!

 

CAULI FRIED RICE

INGREDIENTS:

  • Ghee or butter
  • 3-4 C store-bought pre-riced cauliflower, or homemade (place raw cauliflower florets in food processor and pulse until the size of grains of rice)
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 TB coconut aminos
  • Salt & pepper
  • Veggies (optional)

TO MAKE:

Melt ghee or butter in a large sauté pan. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add in riced cauliflower, and sauté for about 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently until cooked. (If adding additional veggies, add them in now).

Create some space in the middle of the pan and pour eggs into center. Push eggs around in the open space until about halfway cooked through, and then mix into the rest of the pan. Continue to cook, stirring, until eggs are cooked through. Add in coconut aminos and season with salt and pepper to taste.



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