So, this is one of my favorite go-to recipes when I am having one of my “Chinese food cravings”, but don’t care for the sloppy, heavy feeling afterwards. The turkey meatballs are light, moist, and bursting with flavor, plus they are still awesome reheated! The fried brown rice is a healthier and delicious over-haul of the original version, and to be honest, I haven’t ordered fried rice ever since! This recipe may take a little more than 30 minutes your first time, but I have gotten to a point where I can eyeball everything and throw it together in about 25 minutes.
*The items shown are brands that I personally use, however, there is no endorsement of these products, and you may use similar products of different brands if you are unable to find them in your local store. You may also want to use organic or fresher ingredients that you must slice and dice yourself, feel free to use what you are comfortable with eating, but do not expect the same time frame for completion. Of course omitting anything that you are allergic to or do not like may or may not change the end result, but whatever you choose to do, there should be no MAJOR compromise in flavor or quality. If you have any questions about substitutions feel free to ask in the comments!
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- Ground turkey
- Green onion (fresh or pre-diced)
- Chinese Five Spice
- Sti-fry sauce (if you get spicy, you do not need to add red pepper flakes!)
- Red pepper flakes
- Garlic and green onion Teriyaki sauce (or other flavored teriyaki sauce of your choice)
- Raw honey (organic or regular)
- Non-stick spray (canola or olive)
- Frozen peas and carrots (shelled edamame works great also!)
- Sesame oil
- Pre-diced onion
- Low-sodium Teriyaki sauce
- Natures seasoning
- Heat and eat Ready Rice- Brown
- Bread crumbs
- Glass bowl
- Measuring spoons
- Cookie sheet
- Small or medium sized ice cream scoop
- Wok pan
- Foil *optional*
* Quick Tip– measure out all of your ingredients before beginning the recipe!
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs, Feeds 4-5
- 1lb -turkey
- 1/4 cup -stir fry sauce
- 1/4 cup -flavored teriyaki sauce
- 1 tsp -Chinese five spice
- 1/2 tbsp -natures seasoning
- 1/2 tbsp -red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp -honey
- 1/2 cup -bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup -chopped green onion
Combine all ingredients in glass bowl until thoroughly mixed and uniform.
Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray, firmly scoop mixture and place scoops on cookie sheet.
Bake in oven at 400 for 20 minutes.
Start preparing rice immediately after putting meatballs in oven.
Fried Brown Rice, Feeds 4-5
- 2 packs- brown rice
- 1 cup- diced onion
- 1 cup- peas and carrots
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp- sesame oil
- 1 tsp- Natures Seasoning
- 1/2 cup low sodium teriyaki sauce
- 1/4 cup diced green onion
Turn stove on medium heat. Lightly spray wok pan with cooking spray. Crack egg into pan, add sesame oil. Scramble, remove from pan and set aside. Turn stove to high heat. Generously spray bottom of wok pan with cooking spray (or pour 2 tbsp of your preferred oil). Add onions, peas and carrots, mix. Add Natures seasoning. Move mixture to one side of pan, add rice to other side. Let cook on high heat for 3 minutes. Add teriyaki sauce over rice, let cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Mix rice and veggies together. Turn stove back to medium heat, add eggs and green onion. Mix all ingredients. Turn stove on low heat until meatballs are ready to take out of the oven.
In a glass bowl combine 1 cup of stir fry sauce, 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of crushed red pepper, and 1/2 cup garlic and green onion teriyaki sauce to toss meatballs in.
I like to pair this meal with seasoned steamed green beans, but feel free to pair with seasoned steamed broccoli, salad with ginger dressing, or any other fresh veggie side!
*Quick Tip- Find veggies that can be steamed in a bag, then sprinkle with your favorite seasoning!