Minute® Rice Porcupine Meatballs


These meatballs made with ground beef, onion, Minute® Rice, egg and meatloaf seasoning look like miniature porcupines once they've been simmered in spaghetti sauce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
5 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 pound lean ground beef*

  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice, uncooked

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) packet meatloaf seasoning

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce


  1. Melt butter in small skillet over medium high heat. Add onions; cook and stir until tender.

  2. Place onions, meat, rice, egg and seasoning in large bowl. Add water; mix until well blended. Shape into medium-sized meatballs.

  3. Pour spaghetti sauce into skillet. Bring to boil; add meatballs. Return to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.


*Or substitute ground turkey

Serving Suggestion

Round out each serving with 1/2 cup hot cooked rice and a serving of sauteed vegetables.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

454 Calories
24g Fat
35g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 454
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 1107mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 549mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.