These meatballs are a mix between a meatball and a meatloaf - the rice inside makes them moist and fluffy!!
1 lb ground turkey (or meat of choice)
1/2 grated large white onion (TIP, chew a piece of gum while doing this to minimize eye irritation!)
2 cloves chopped garlic
1/3 cup rice (if using raw rice, the cooking time will be longer, if using cooked rice the cooking time is much shorter. I use long grain brown rice. You can also use breadcrumbs for a more traditional meatball)
Seasoning -- salt, pepper, Italian seasoning
Combine and roll into balls (approx the size of golf balls). Place into baking dish that's been saturated in marinara sauce and cover the balls completely in the sauce. Cover with foil and bake at 350.
If using cooked rice or breadcrumbs, cooking time is 20-30 mins, if cooking with raw rice cooking time is 1.5-2 hours, you will want to check on them as it may vary depending on the type of rice used.
I like to eat these with spaghetti squash. I wash and puncture a whole squab wit a knife 10-15 times and place in the oven at 350 for 1-1.5 hours. These meatballs store well in the freezer or refrigerator and can be used a variety of different meals including
---with your favorite pasta
---with quinoa or other grain
---on a sandwich or sub
---wrapped in lettuce with sauce
---with a side of veggies