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All the deliciousness of pork fried rice in a portable, bite-sized format. Serve these meatballs with homemade sweet and sour sauce for a fun treat at your next game day party.


Recipe Summary

35 mins
1 hr
25 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add rice and carrots. Cook until rice is tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse; set aside to cool. Drizzle tamari and rice vinegar over cooled rice and stir.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Combine cooked rice mixture, ground pork, peas, green onion, egg, ginger, garlic powder, salt, and white pepper in a large bowl. Mix by hand until just combined; do not overmix. Shape mixture into 25 to 30 golfball-sized meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned on the outside and no longer pink inside, about 22 minutes.

  • While meatballs are cooking, combine cornstarch and water in a bowl and whisk well.

  • Combine pineapple juice, sugar, white vinegar, and rice vinegar in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add 1 tablespoon of the mixture to the cornstarch mixture and stir well. Pour cornstarch mixture into the saucepan, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to medium and whisk until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and pour sauce into a deep serving dish.

  • Arrange baked meatballs on a serving plate. Sprinkle with parsley and serve hot with sauce on the side or drizzled over meatballs.

Cook's Note:

I used Uncle Ben's(R) parboiled long-grain white rice that cooks in 10 minutes, but some loose white rice can take 25 minutes to cook. Aim for rice that is 'al dente' - tender yet firm to the bite.

Nutrition Facts

300 calories; protein 13.6g; carbohydrates 40.6g; fat 9.1g; cholesterol 60mg; sodium 491.7mg. Full Nutrition