Italian Meatball and Grain Bowl

This Italian Meatball and Grain Bowl makes a delicious, hearty lunch or dinner that’s easy to make in just 5 minutes!

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Italian Meatball and Grain Bowl

Cooking time PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 3 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 3 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Multi-Grain Medley
  • 4 prepared frozen meatballs
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup baby kale
  • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • This saucy Italian meatball and Grain Bowl is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner! 

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine meatballs, sauce, baby kale and mushrooms in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH for 2-3 minutes, or until meatballs are heated through and mushrooms are tender.

    Step 3

  • Top rice with meatball mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella.

    Recipe Tip

    For more authentic, Italian flavor, replace the mozzarella in the recipe with grated Parmesan cheese. Or use both types of cheese, for an extra-cheesy meal!

Quick and Delicious Dinner

Skip the frozen TV dinners in favor of something quick, homemade and delicious that will keep you feeling full and energized. This is a great, balanced meal that you can enjoy for lunch or dinner! 

This multigrain bowl is also customizable, so you can make it just the way you want. Simply start with our Minute® Ready to Serve Multi-Grain Medley, packed with brown rice, flaxseed and red quinoa. Available in perfectly portioned, BPA-free containers, it heats up in just 1 minute! It’s also made without any preservatives or MSG for a quick but quality blend.

Once your rice is heated, use your own homemade, pre-cooked frozen meatballs or pick up your favorite store-bought variety. Use the tomato sauce you like best, whether it’s creamy, garlic and herb flavored or a plain variety. If you’re not a fan of kale and mushrooms simply swap them out for spinach, Swiss chard, cooked broccoli or any other fresh or frozen vegetable that you enjoy. 

Homemade Meatballs

Want to try making your own meatballs? Try out this recipe for Porcupine Meatballs made with sautéed onions, ground meat, white rice and egg for a simple and tasty variety.

More Ready to Serve Meals

Looking for more meals made with our Ready to Serve rice cups? Take a look at these meals you can make in the microwave including Microwave Egg Fried Rice and an Easy Rice Pudding. Need a new dinner idea? Try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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