Turkey Sriracha Meatballs Over Jasmine Rice

This was for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was an ingredient that I hated as a kid. I’ve never been fond of turkey but the addition of Sriracha and glaze made this delicious.

  • Servings: 6-serving
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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This was for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was an ingredient that I hated as a kid. I've never been fond of turkey but the addition of Sriracha and glaze made this delicious.

Summary

  • Cooking Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

Meatballs
19 oz Ground Turkey
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs
2 inches Fresh Ginger
1/2 teaspoon Soy Sauce
1 Bunch Green Onions
Black Pepper
Glaze
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Sriracha
1/2 Cup Water
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
Rice
1 Cup Jasmine Rice
2 Cups Water
1 teaspoon Salt

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Add the turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, soy sauce, and pepper to a bowl. Peel and grate the ginger and add to the bowl. Slice 3 green onions and add to the bowl.
  3. Mix the ingredients and shape the mixture into balls.
  4. Arrange the meatballs on a baking sheet covered in foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  5. While the meatballs are baking, make the glaze and cook the rice.
  6. In a small pot, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, sriracha, and 1/4 cup of water. Heat and stir the glaze mixture over medium heat until the brown sugar is dissolved.
  7. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of water and cornstarch. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the pot and let it come up to a simmer.
  8. Rinse the rice.
  9. Add water, salt, and rice to the pot.
  10. Set burner on high and bring to boil. Cover and reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 – 12 minutes until all the water is absorbed.
  11. Remove the rice from heat, fluff with a fork, cover, and let sit.
  12. After the meatballs are finished baking, transfer them to a bowl and pour the glaze over them. Toss the meatballs to coat.
  13. Serve meatballs over rice and topped with sliced green onions.

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