Asian Meatball and Rice Toss

Asian Meatball and Rice Toss

Try this one-skillet meal for an Asian-inspired take on pasta with meatballs, here using convenient frozen meatballs and plenty of veggies.

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tablespoons butter
(6.8-oz.) pkg. beef-flavor rice and vermicelli mix
cups water
cup purchased Asian sesame marinade and salad dressing
(16-oz.) pkg. frozen cooked meatballs, thawed
cup julienne-cut (2x1/8x1/8-inch) carrots
cup halved fresh snow pea pods
tablespoons dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
tablespoons chopped green onions
  1. Melt butter in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Stir in rice and vermicelli from mix; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until rice is lightly browned.
  2. Add water, Asian marinade and contents of seasoning packet from mix; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add meatballs and carrots; cover and cook 15 to 18 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in pea pods. Cook, uncovered an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until pea pods are crisp-tender. Garnish individual servings with peanuts and onions.
Makes 6 (1-cup) servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Healthy Hint
To reduce sodium, use unsalted roasted peanuts. Each serving with unsalted roasted peanuts contains about 37 fewer milligrams of sodium per serving.
Our Easy Meatball recipe would be a delicious variation.
Special Touch
Cut the pea pods in half at an angle to provide a more interesting shape.
Serving Suggestion
Finish this Asian-inspired rice meal with litchi nuts and green tea ice cream. The rough, bright-red shell of fresh litchis surrounds creamy white flesh that is juicy and delicately sweet. Dried, litchis resemble a nut, so they are often called litchi nuts. Look for them fresh or dried in the produce area of the grocery store or canned in the Oriental area of the grocery store.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cup)
  • Calories 350
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,),
  • Cholesterol 95mg;
  • Sodium 870mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 18g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.