Tomato Rice Meatball Recipe

Everyone knows how good meatballs are, but cooking them with rice and in tomato sauce is something a bit different. This tomato rice meatball recipe is very tasty.

Tomato Rice Meatball Recipe

Serves 6
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 45 minutes


  • 1 cup Instant Rice
  • 1lb Ground Beef (Extra Lean)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Onion (Grated)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2.5 cups Tomato Juice (Low Sodium)


Step 1. Take the beef, egg, rice, onion, salt, pepper and half a cup of the tomato juice and mix together. Form six meatballs and place in a skillet. Brown the meatballs and drain fat.
Step 2. Put the meatballs into a saucepan and the remaining tomato juice. Boil, then reduce heat and cook for approximately 15-20 minutes.
Step 3. Note: DO NOT use regular rice or the meatballs will be crunchy. Remember, nobody likes a crunchy meatball. Also, think about using brown instant rice to make this a whole grain recipe.


Nutritional Information
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat4g
Total Carbohydrates18g
Dietary Fiber1g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. The figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number. (e.g., 1.4 grams becomes 1 gram).