Rice Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 01, 2023
I first made these meatballs with rice when our children were small, and they just loved them. I occasionally use cream of mushroom soup instead of tomato soup, and that variation is delicious, too. —Mary Kelso, Hannibal, Missouri


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Optional: Hot cooked rice and chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a bowl, combine egg, rice, onion, parsley, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Arrange on a trivet in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Combine soup, water and Worcestershire sauce; pour over meatballs.
  2. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 10 minutes. Quick-release pressure. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with rice and top with chopped parsley.

Meatballs with Rice Tips

Why are my meatballs with rice falling apart?

This recipe shouldn't fall apart because both the rice and egg act as binding agents. Make sure to use the amount listed for best results.

Can you make Meatballs with Rice ahead of time?

Like most other meatball recipes, you can make these ahead of time! They last for up to five days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Here's how long other leftovers last.

What can you serve with Meatballs with Rice?

Because you'll already have it on hand, serve Meatballs with Rice with a side of hot cooked white rice. If you have additional leftovers, use them up in these white rice dishes.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 285 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 848mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.