Sweet and spicy meatballs... with whole-grain brown rice.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare rice according to package directions.

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  • Drain 1/2 cup crushed pineapple for meatballs. Reserve remaining pineapple and juice for sauce.

  • Combine ground turkey or chicken, cooked rice, 1/2 cup pineapple, 1/2 cup green onions, 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce, egg, ginger and nutmeg in large bowl. Mix well.

  • Scoop mixture and gently roll into desired meatball size (we suggest about the size of a golf ball); place meatballs on aluminum foil-lined baking sheet with sides. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until meatballs are done.

  • While meatballs are baking, to make sauce, combine remaining pineapple and juice, remaining 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce and orange marmalade in medium saucepan; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup green onions.

  • Top cooked meatballs with sauce.

Tips

If desired, serve meatballs over additional hot cooked rice and sprinkle with additional green onions.

Nutrition Facts

352 calories; 9.7 g total fat; 102 mg cholesterol; 1033 mg sodium. 46.8 g carbohydrates; 21.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2013
We loved this recipe! YUMMY! I used ground chicken and made a couple changes. I did not use the marmalade in the sauce (we like our sauce a little more spicy than sweet). Instead I put in two Tbsp. spicy barbecue sauce and I also added some fresh garlic into the sauce. It turned out great. I didn't have minute rice so I just cooked some regular brown rice and used 2 cups of cooked rice. That's probably less than 2 cups of uncooked minute rice but the meatballs turned out moist and firm--not crumbly at all! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2013
Lesson: Do NOT used undercooked rice. Oops! It absorbed all the moisture from the meat so the meatballs were D.R.Y. and coulda used a lil salt. The sauce was amazing though..I reduced it to make it thicker and the ginger and nutmeg MAKE it! Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2013
We loved this recipe! YUMMY! I used ground chicken and made a couple changes. I did not use the marmalade in the sauce (we like our sauce a little more spicy than sweet). Instead I put in two Tbsp. spicy barbecue sauce and I also added some fresh garlic into the sauce. It turned out great. I didn't have minute rice so I just cooked some regular brown rice and used 2 cups of cooked rice. That's probably less than 2 cups of uncooked minute rice but the meatballs turned out moist and firm--not crumbly at all! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2013
Lesson: Do NOT used undercooked rice. Oops! It absorbed all the moisture from the meat so the meatballs were D.R.Y. and coulda used a lil salt. The sauce was amazing though..I reduced it to make it thicker and the ginger and nutmeg MAKE it! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2013
We made these for a football game and love them. The flavors mend well together and we plan to have them again. Followed the recipe as stated. Great great recipe! Five stars! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2013
We loved this recipe! YUMMY! I used ground chicken and made a couple changes. I did not use the marmalade in the sauce (we like our sauce a little more spicy than sweet). Instead I put in two Tbsp. spicy barbecue sauce and I also added some fresh garlic into the sauce. It turned out great. I didn't have minute rice so I just cooked some regular brown rice and used 2 cups of cooked rice. That's probably less than 2 cups of uncooked minute rice but the meatballs turned out moist and firm--not crumbly at all! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2013
I really liked this recipe. My family did too even though my mom did not eat the meatballs because she does not like sweet meatballs she thought the rice with the sauce was great along with the pinapple pieces. I also omitted onions simply because we did not have any. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2013
It's good (really good) but hard to get into the right shape since it is a bit loose. I would recommend blending the rice a bit before mixing then refrigerating the solid meatball mixture to make it easier to handle and form into balls. Also needs 1 more egg as prepared since it doesn't have anything to bind (1 extra egg white would be sufficient). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2013
This recipe had good flavor but I thought there was too much rice. I am looking forward to trying this again but reducing the amount of rice added to the meatballs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2015
This turned out great! I added a little bit of cholula to the sauce and the meatball mixture for a touch of spice and it is one of my new favorites Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2013
very good! I didn't use marmalade bc I didn't have any. I used orange juice instead and it turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2013
It was a nice change from my normal fixxings but I always find poultry meatballs to be a little mushy. I liked the sauce I didn't have any orange marmalade so I just squeezed in some fresh lemon juice. That brightened the sauce right up. Read More
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