Braised Brown Rice Meatballs

Braised Brown Rice Meatballs
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This meatball recipe makes a great addition to a hearty meal. Pair it with a side of vegetables and you have an unbeatable combination.

  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    30 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    2 meatballs
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    2 meatballs
  • Amount per serving Calories 265

  • Total Fat 8g
    • Saturated Fat 3.2g
  • Cholesterol 115mg
  • Sodium 160mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 6g
  • Protein 27g
  • Potassium 710mg
  • Phosphorus 305mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Vegetable, 1 Lean protein, 1/2 Fat



  • brown rice (cooked, chilled)
    1 cup
  • onion(s) (chopped)
    1 cup
  • smoked paprika
    1 tsp
  • black pepper
    1 tsp
  • garlic powder
    1 tsp
  • ground beef (lean, at least 95%)
    1 lbs
  • eggs (beaten)
  • vegetable juice (low-sodium)
    16 oz


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Add all ingredients except the vegetable juice to a bowl, and mix until well combined. Form mixture into 8 meatballs.

  3. Place meatballs in a small baking dish, add the vegetable juice, and bake for 30 minutes.

  4. Serve with a green salad dressed with a little olive oil and lemon juice, if desired.

  • Recommended

    I didn't have vegetable juice, so substituted a can of diced tomatoes in tomato juice. I loved it! Very flavorable, although I would probably add cayenne pepper the next time. Served it with fresh green beans and a lettuce salad. Great meal!