Teriyaki Pork Balls

Meatballs are a family favorite that are a fantastic compliment to rice for your main meal, but also delight as an appetizer as well!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 8 mins
Servings SERVES 2
Ready in TOTAL TIME 13 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 8 mins
Servings
SERVES 2
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 13 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Minute® Ready to Serve Jasmine Rice
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 cup scallions, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Step 1

    Heat rice according to package directions. Divide rice in half and keep one half warm.

    Step 2

    In a medium bowl, combine remaining rice, pork, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Shape mixture into medium-sized meatballs.

    Step 3

    Heat oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Brown meatballs on all sides, about 5 minutes.

    Step 4

    Add in bell pepper and teriyaki sauce. Cook for 2 minutes.

    Step 5

    Serve meatballs over reserved rice. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.

    Recipe Tip: For a speedier version of this dish, use frozen, prepared meatballs. Simply microwave on HIGH heat for 1 to 2 minutes, or until thawed. Then continue with step 3 of the recipe. Serve meatballs over all of the prepared rice.

What is Teriyaki sauce?

If you’ve ever confused Teriyaki sauce with soy sauce, you’re not the first person to have done so. While both sauces share the same base of ingredients, Teriyaki contains a whole lot more. 

These extra ingredients include ginger, sake, and a number other flavorings that strengthen the sweetness and make Teriyaki a different sauce altogether.

Teriyaki can be described as a sweet and sticky sauce with a salty and tangy hint. It comes in a number of variations, many of which include garlic, citrus, sesame, and ginger. 

There was once a time when it belonged exclusively to Japanese cuisine, but those days are over. Teriyaki sauce is now popular across the globe. This is probably because its fine flavor seems to go well with so many different types of food. 

It is most commonly served with chicken but also can be used as a tasty complement to fish, beef, and pork. 

What’s more is that Teriyaki makes a great dipping sauce for chicken wings, steak, dumplings, and shrimp while also working well with rice dishes, stir fry, and vegetables as a flavor enhancer.

So in summary: what doesn’t taste better with Teriyaki?

Get more from your Minute® Rice

Out of pork balls? No problem. There are plenty of alternative ways to put a worthwhile meal on the table with Minute® Rice. How about these All In One Shrimp Skewers for another quick but hearty dish? More than often, these skewers go down well in summer but can certainly be enjoyed all year round. 

But if you’re keener on cuisine from the Far East, take a look at our easy-to-follow recipe for Asian Fried Egg with Jasmine Rice, another meal that can be ready to serve within a matter of minutes.

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