Polynesian Meatballs

Polynesian Meatballs


"Sweet and spicy meatballs... with whole-grain brown rice."


servings 352 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 352 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.8g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 21.5 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 102 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 1033 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare rice according to package directions.
  2. Drain 1/2 cup crushed pineapple for meatballs. Reserve remaining pineapple and juice for sauce.
  3. Combine ground turkey or chicken, cooked rice, 1/2 cup pineapple, 1/2 cup green onions, 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce, egg, ginger and nutmeg in large bowl. Mix well.
  4. Scoop mixture and gently roll into desired meatball size (we suggest about the size of a golf ball); place meatballs on aluminum foil-lined baking sheet with sides. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until meatballs are done.
  5. While meatballs are baking, to make sauce, combine remaining pineapple and juice, remaining 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce and orange marmalade in medium saucepan; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup green onions.
  6. Top cooked meatballs with sauce.


  • If desired, serve meatballs over additional hot cooked rice and sprinkle with additional green onions.
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  1. 13 Ratings


Lesson: Do NOT used undercooked rice. Oops! It absorbed all the moisture from the meat so the meatballs were D.R.Y. and coulda used a lil salt. The sauce was amazing though..I reduced it to make...

We loved this recipe! YUMMY! I used ground chicken and made a couple changes. I did not use the marmalade in the sauce (we like our sauce a little more spicy than sweet). Instead, I put in t...

We made these for a football game and love them. The flavors mend well together and we plan to have them again. Followed the recipe as stated. Great, great recipe! Five stars!

It's good (really good) but hard to get into the right shape since it is a bit loose. I would recommend blending the rice a bit before mixing then refrigerating the solid meatball mixture to mak...

I really liked this recipe. My family did too, even though my mom did not eat the meatballs because she does not like sweet meatballs she thought the rice with the sauce was great along with the...

It was a nice change from my normal fixxings, but I always find poultry meatballs to be a little mushy. I liked the sauce, I didn't have any orange marmalade so I just squeezed in some fresh lem...

This recipe had good flavor but I thought there was too much rice. I am looking forward to trying this again but reducing the amount of rice added to the meatballs.

very good! I didn't use marmalade bc I didn't have any. I used orange juice instead and it turned out great.

This turned out great! I added a little bit of cholula to the sauce and the meatball mixture for a touch of spice and it is one of my new favorites