Brown Rice Porcupine Meatballs

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Brown Rice Porcupine Meatballs is a classic retro dinner that is diabetic friendly and made in the oven.

Brown Rice Porcupine Meatballs
Brown Rice Porcupine Meatballs

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Serves 4
This Brown Rice Porcupine Meatballs is a classic retro dinner, made in the oven. This recipe makes a great addition to a hearty meal and these baked porcupine meatballs are a great choice for a busy day. Simply simmer the meatballs in the oven in a tasty seasoned broth for 30 minutes. The brown rice in the meatballs will have puffed up all around the meat, and your meatballs will look like little porcupines.

For an appetizer, this goes well with Fresh Tomato Crostini. Pair it with a side of vegetables like Roasted Brussels Sprouts. For dessert, try Luscious Lemon Squares.

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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound lean ground beef (at least 95%)
  2. 1 cup cooked brown rice, chilled
  3. 1 cup chopped onion
  4. 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  5. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  6. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  7. 1 egg beaten
  8. 16 ounces low-sodium vegetable juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Mix beef, rice, onion, seasonings, and beaten egg.
  3. Form into 8 meatballs.
  4. Place meatballs in baking dish, add the vegetable juice, and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve with a green salad dressed with a little olive oil and lemon juice, if desired.
Notes
  1. Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Vegetable, 1 Lean Protein, 1/2 Fat
Adapted from The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook
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