Amy's Homemade Meatballs over Rice

Amy's Homemade Meatballs over Rice

Amy Amaro

"These yummy meatballs, made with ground beef and mozzarella cheese, and served with seasoned rice, make the perfect dinner after a busy day."
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1 h servings 575 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 575 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 26.4 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.2g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 32.1 g
  • 64%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 138 mg
  • 46%
  • Sodium:
  • 1563 mg
  • 63%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring chicken stock, rice, and butter to a boil in a pot; simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). (If using a countertop induction oven, preheat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) or use the Combo 2 function.) Spray a baking pan with cooking spray; place inside oven to warm.
  3. Combine ground beef, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, bread crumbs, onion flakes, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, milk, brown sugar, onion powder, parsley, olive oil, beef bouillon powder, salt, garlic powder, paprika, pepper, and celery seed in a large bowl; mix until combined.
  4. Form beef mixture into balls using a small ice cream scoop; arrange on warm prepared baking pan using heatproof gloves.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven, turning meatballs 2 to 4 times, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes in the conventional oven and 8 to 10 minutes in the countertop induction oven. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  6. Pour pasta sauce over meatballs. Top evenly with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese; splash with soy sauce.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until mozzarella cheese is melted and sauce is warm, about 5 minutes.
  8. Divide rice and meatballs evenly between serving plates.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • All of the spices can be combined ahead of time and stored in a Mason jar to save time.
  • Substitutions: - One pound ground pork or lamb for the second pound of beef. - Fresh white bread soaked in milk for the dry bread crumbs. - Coconut oil for the olive oil. - Store-bought or homemade pesto, salsa, or teriyaki sauce for the pasta tomato sauce.


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This was a fun take on the usual spaghetti and meatballs! There was a lot going on with the meatballs and I wasn't sure how my family was gonna like them, but they did. I would make this again....

The meatballs really have a lot of good flavor...I could really taste the soy sauce. This is a quick and easy, comfort food for busy weeknights.

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