Spicy Asian Meatballs and Rice Appetizer Recipe

It’s no secret that Ben and I like to entertain. In fact, we’re currently turning our back yard into an oasis for entertaining our family and friends. We have big plans that include a little slice of the beach, plenty of seating for everyone and of course the ultimate grilling space. While we’re always looking for an excuse to have family and friends over, football season offers the prime opportunity.

Last year, we attended our fair share of Sunday Fundays while watching our boys, the Seattle Seahawks take down their opponents, which gave me plenty of opportunity to get into the kitchen to create a few delicious game day recipes. Now that the season is back, I’m in the kitchen again whipping up some scrumptious new delights. If you’ve been around the blog any length of time, you’ll notice that I love to give recipes a unique Asian spin and the more spice in my dish the better. I may even be known to carry around my own varieties of hot sauce when I travel…

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So it’s only natural that I would come up with this Spicy Asian Meatballs and Rice Recipe for a quick, easy and TASTY game day appetizer. What’s unique about this recipe is how quickly it comes together thanks to ingredients like al fresco Chicken Meatballs and Minute Rice. The spicy peanut sauce is made from scratch and gives just the right kick of spice, savory and sweet.

The al fresco Chicken Meatballs come in three flavors and are precooked which really cuts down on prep time. They also boast 60% less fat than leading beef meatballs, plus they’re all natural, and gluten free. Just don’t tell Ben they’re healthier than his usual! If you’ve ever cooked with Minute Rice then you know how quickly that cooks up too. In fact, both ingredients cook up in about the same amount of time once you have the oven preheated. 

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16 thoughts on “Spicy Asian Meatballs and Rice Appetizer Recipe”

  1. Those look amazing. I’ve actually been thinking of making my own meatballs soon. My youngest always wants them with spaghetti. I think this would be a great recipe to try out.

  2. These look really good, and relatively easy to make! Thank you for sharing! I think we could even have them as a meal instead of appetizer!

  3. This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try this and with my family. It’s great incorporating new and fun recipes! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great idea for an appetizer! I share your love for spicy food too! I have to give this recipe a try. Maybe I can make it as a main dish instead of an appetizer. The meatballs look so yummy I can eat a lot of them!

  5. Now that looks like something I would totally gobble up in like a half a second! I love Asian food and this would be right at the top of that list!

  6. I bet these are quite tasty! We’ll have to try them for the next adult family gathering, my youngest is allergic to many of the ingredients.

  7. That looks so yummy! I love spicy Asian food, and really, you can never go wrong with meatballs. I can’t wait to make these.


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