Thai Beef Meatball Kabobs Over Fried Rice


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Thai Beef Meatball Kabobs Over Fried Rice

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 6
    2 c. water
    1 c. sprouted brown rice, uncooked
    1 lbs. grass-fed 85%-lean ground beef
    ½ c. yellow onion, finely chopped
    ½ c. Hy-Vee whole wheat bread crumbs
    ¼ c. fresh cilantro, chopped, divided
    2 Hy-Vee large eggs, divided
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee Thai sweet chili sauce, plus additional for topping, if desired
    1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
    1 clove(s) garlic, minced
    1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
    6 wooden or metal skewers, 10-inches each
    Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
    2 tsp. sesame oil
    1 c. snow peas, halved diagonally
    ½ c. carrots, shredded
    ¼ c. green onions, sliced
    2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
    Crispy wonton strips, if desired

    Things To Grab

    • Large saucepan
    • Large bowl
    • Gas or charcoal grill
    • Meat thermometer
    • Large 12-inch nonstick skillet


    1. Bring water to boiling in a large saucepan. Add rice. Return water to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 18 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      Looking to save some time? Cook rice the day before, or use 2 cups cold, leftover rice.
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    2. Combine ground beef, onion, bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons cilantro, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce, ginger, and garlic in a large bowl. Shape mixture into 24 1/4-inch meatballs. Thread meatballs and red pepper alternately on to skewers.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      If using bamboo skewers, soak skewers in water for 30 minutes before using.
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    3. Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for direct cooking over medium heat. Coat grates with cooking spray. Lightly coat kabobs with cooking spray. Grill 10 to 12 minutes or until meatballs are browned and cooked through (165 degrees), turning once halfway through.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      Instead of grilling, thread meatballs and red pepper cubes alternately on skewers. Coat a rimmed baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place kabobs on pan and bake at 375 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
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    4. Heat sesame oil in a large 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add reserved rice, scrambled egg strips, snow peas, carrots, green onions, lime juice, remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro and remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce to the skillet. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through and vegetables are crisp-tender.

    5. Beat remaining egg in a small bowl. Create a well in the center of the rice and vegetable mixture; add egg all at once. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until scrambled and evenly distributed throughout the rice mixture.

    6. Serve kabobs over fried rice with additional sweet chili sauce and crispy wonton strips, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    390 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 16g
    • Cholesterol: 115mg
    • Sodium: 650mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 38g
    • Protein: 20g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 30%
    Vitamin C 50%
    Iron 20%
    Calcium 8%

    Recipe Source:

    Balance November 2017