Polynesian Meatballs


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

6 servings


  • 2 cups Minute® Brown Rice, uncooked

  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, divided

  • 1 (20 ounce) package ground turkey or chicken

  • ¾ cup green onions, thinly sliced, divided

  • ½ cup teriyaki sauce, divided

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Top cooked meatballs with sauce.


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

352 Calories
10g Fat
47g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 352
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 1033mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 441mg 9%

* 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.