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Amy's Homemade Meatballs over Rice

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"These yummy meatballs, made with ground beef and mozzarella cheese, and served with seasoned rice, make the perfect dinner after a busy day. This recipe was made in a Panasonic CIO and appears on an episode of the Dinner Spinner TV Show on The CW!"
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1 h servings 588
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Bring chicken stock, rice, and 1 tablespoon butter to a boil in a pot; simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon butter to rice and a few splashes soy sauce; stir.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). (If using a countertop induction oven, preheat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) or use the Combo 2 function.) Spray a baking pan with cooking spray; place inside oven to warm.
  3. Combine ground beef, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, bread crumbs, onion flakes, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, milk, brown sugar, onion powder, parsley, olive oil, beef bouillon powder, salt, garlic powder, paprika, pepper, and celery seed in a large bowl; mix until combined.
  4. Form beef mixture into balls using a small ice cream scoop; arrange on warm prepared baking pan using heatproof gloves.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven, turning meatballs 2 to 4 times, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes in the conventional oven and 8 to 10 minutes in the countertop induction oven. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  6. Pour pasta sauce over meatballs. Top evenly with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese; splash with soy sauce.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until mozzarella cheese is melted and sauce is warm, about 5 minutes.
  8. Divide rice and meatballs evenly between serving plates.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • All of the spices can be combined ahead of time and stored in a Mason jar to save time.
  • Substitutions: - One pound ground pork or lamb for the second pound of beef. - Fresh white bread soaked in milk for the dry bread crumbs. - Coconut oil for the olive oil. - Store-bought or homemade pesto, salsa, or teriyaki sauce for the pasta tomato sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 588 calories; 27.8 50.3 32.2 141 1594 Full nutrition

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This was pretty good. Lots of ingredients going on here. I had to make a few changes because it looked like it would turn out too salty. I used no sodium chicken broth and low sodium soy sauce a...

So many ingredients in these meat balls! This was very good, however, I think there was WAY too much salt here between table salt and soy sauce. Next time I use this recipe, either for meat ball...

My clan really enjoyed these. The flavor of the soy sauce really came through. It was a nice change of pace from the traditional meatball.

This was a fun take on the usual spaghetti and meatballs! There was a lot going on with the meatballs and I wasn't sure how my family was gonna like them, but they did. I would make this again....

The meatballs really have a lot of good flavor...I could really taste the soy sauce. This is a quick and easy, comfort food for busy weeknights.