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Pork and Brown Rice Meatballs

These Pork and Brown Rice Meatballs are tender with a hint of garlic and ginger flavor! Serve them for dinner or as an appetizer. These meatballs are delicious paired with roasted or stir-fried vegetables.

pork and brown rice meatballs in a white bowl

Ingredients for Pork and Brown Rice Meatballs

Pork and Brown Rice Meatballs don’t require any fancy ingredients making them a really easy meal to make. The ingredients you need are:

  • Ground pork (with no seasoning added)
  • Cooked brown rice- don’t have any leftover in the fridge? Grab a packet of Uncle Ben’s microwaveable brown rice! It has the exact amount needed for this recipe.
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground ginger
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Eggs

Serving suggestions

Because these meatballs also contain a good amount of rice in them, they don’t pair well with pasta like traditional meatballs. Instead, try pairing them with these suggestions:

  • Easy Oven Baked Zucchini Chips
  • Roasted vegetables and a salad with Carrot Ginger dressing
  • Add dipping bowls of soy sauce and yum yum sauce and enjoy as an appetizer

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these meatballs gluten-free?

Yes, brown rice is used to replace breadcrumbs making them gluten-free.

Can these meatballs be frozen?

We have not tried freezing them however we don’t see why not! If you try it please let us know!

Pork and Brown Rice Meatballs close up of inside with bite taken out of one

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pork and brown rice meatballs in a white bowl

Pork and Brown Rice Meatballs

Yield: 30 meatballs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These Pork and Brown Rice Meatballs are tender with a hint of garlic and ginger flavor!


  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Mix until combined well.
  3. Roll into tablespoon-sized balls (should yield about 30 meatballs).
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  5. Broil for 3-5 minutes or until the outside is golden.
  6. Serve and enjoy!


Leftover brown rice or Uncle Ben's microwave pouches of brown rice are perfect for this recipe if you don't feel like putting the time in to cooking brown rice.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 3 meatballs
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 317Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 313mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 25g

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