Microwave Meatballs and Rice Recipe

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On blustery spring days in Corfu, New York, Loni Fancher can rely on her mother’s microwave meatball dish to warm up family and friends in no time. LONI’S TIP: “When it’s available, I like to substitute ground venison for the ground beef in this recipe. Tasty!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:3-4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 3-4 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 339 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 879mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the egg, chili powder, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, rice, onion and green pepper. Cover and microwave on high for 5-7 minutes or until rice and vegetables are tender. Yield: 3-4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Microwave Meatballs and Rice in Simple & Delicious March/April 2007, p29

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obsessedwithfood User ID: 3724663 80088
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2010

"quick, easy, and delicious! It's a great combination of flavors. I kept going back for more. The stewed tomatoes are in big chunks so I cut them up into smaller pieces. Otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing. This recipe is yummy!"

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