Monday, February 21

Asian Meatballs with Sesame Rice

My last issue of Taste of Home came a couple of weeks ago--I love getting those little surprises in the mail and I am so sad that it is over!  This little gem of a recipe was in one of the issues a few months ago and the meatballs were quite tasty!  Of course, I changed it up to suit our tastes and what I had on hand and we all loved them--especially the Peanut!

The rice recipe is twist of Rachael Ray's--we had it a few weeks ago and we loved it!  Again, I changed it up a little to what I had on hand.  Since I am already reusing the recipe for something else--clearly it was a hit!






















Asian Meatballs

2 green onions, finely chopped
1 egg
1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped water chestnuts
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
1 pound pork sausage (no flavorings like breakfast or Italian--just plain sausage)
1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Chili Sauce for serving (like Sriracha)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Place all ingredients (except for chili sauce)  in a bowl and mix thoroughly.  Shape into one inch balls and place on an ungreased broiler pan.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink.  Serve with hot sauce for dipping.

Sesame Rice

2 1/4 cups chicken stock
1 cup brown basmati rice
2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
2 Tbsp green onions, finely chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil

In a medium pot, bring chicken stock to boil.  Stir in rice and bring back to a boil.  Cover pot and reduce heat to a low simmer.  Simmer for approximately 1 hour or until rice is cooked through (brown rice always takes much longer--mine is usually just shy of an hour).  To serve, fluff rice and stir in sesame seeds, green onions and sesame oil.  Season with salt if needed. 

 This recipe is linked to:

Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday
Blessed With Grace Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

Designs By Gollum Foodie Friday
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap

Hearth 'n Soul Recipe Swap  
Miz Helen's Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday 
Paisley Passions Fun With Food Friday  





8 comments:

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

This sounds amazing! Serving with Sriracha? WOW - that is some HOT stuff! LOL! :)

girlichef said...

These sound great, Jackie. I'm just imagining that little crunch the water chestnuts must give..mmmm! Last week I HAD to go out and get stuff for nachos (thanks for that, btw...yum!) and now I'm craving meatballs, LOL! What spell do you have over me, woman? tee hee. Thanks for sharing with the hearth and soul hop =)

Melynda said...

What a great dinner, thanks.

Dan said...

This looks excellent. Got to try this one day - yes, it'll be on my every-growing to-do list.

Mamahollioni said...

I found your blog through Tasty Tuesday...I'm trying this! Thanks for the inspiration. The meatballs sound great!

Candace said...

What a great idea to use sausage in the Asian meatballs! I am going to get the stuff and make these soon. I have a mild Asian food addiction so this look soooo delicious to me. Your photograph is awesome too! I love how you captured the plate. Great job! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! Candace

Miz Helen said...

Hi Jackie,
Your photo just invites me in to sit and enjoy a beautiful meal. I just love your recipe and can't wait to try it, what a great combination. Thank you for bringing it to Full Plate Thursday and please come back to see me!

Sarah said...

I want to try the rice. It seems like such a great and simple way to add flavor to it.

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