Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs on Rice

  • Preparation time:
  • 15 min
  • Total time:
  • 40 min
  • Makes:
  • 4 servings
Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs on Rice

( 106 ratings )

Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs on Rice

A warm Thermos lunch is as comforting as it gets—especially when there are mini meatballs and saucy rice inside.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup long-grain rice , or jasmine rice
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 3 cups finely chopped pineapple , divided
  • 1 600-mL bottle passata , (tomato purée)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt , divided
  • 1 500-g pkg ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 green onion , finely chopped

Directions

  • Cook rice according to package directions, but omitting salt, 15 to 20 min.
  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high. Add 2 cups pineapple and cook until browned, about 10 min. Transfer to a food processor and whirl with passata, tomato paste, onion and garlic powders, Worcestershire and 1/4 tsp salt until smooth. Return sauce to pot. Season with fresh pepper. Set over medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 5 min.
  • Combine turkey with bread crumbs and remaining 1/4 tsp salt. Season with fresh pepper. Mix by hand until combined. Roll into 1-in. balls, and then gently drop into sauce. Stir in remaining 1 cup pineapple. Simmer, partially covered, stirring often, until meatballs are cooked through, about 15 more min.
  • Serve meatballs warm over rice. Sprinkle with green onion.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent September 2015 issue, this recipe has a triple-tested guarantee from the Chatelaine Kitchen.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 526
  • Protein
  • 28 g
  • Carbohydrates
  • 70 g
  • Fat
  • 14 g
  • Fibre
  • 4 g
  • Sodium
  • 901 mg
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