Japanese-Style Jasmine Rice Turkey Meatballs

With Stir Fried Baby Bok Choy

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Wheat, Soy

Calories Conscious
A note about serious food allergies

Long-grain scented Jasmine rice is very popular in Asian cooking. We combine this chewy, aromatic ingredient with lean ground turkey to make our meatballs moist with a toothsome texture. Stir-fried baby bok choy adds a delicious sense of balance to this delicately rich dish. It’s a customer favorite back just in time to bust out the patio furniture for that first warm-weather gathering.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Green Onions
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 4 Cilantro Sprigs
  • 1 Red Fresno Chile
  • 2 Heads of Baby Bok Choy
  • ⅓ cup Jasmine Rice
  • 14 oz. Ground Turkey
  • 1 Tbsp. Chopped Ginger
  • Info
    2¼ fl. oz. Hoisin Sauce
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    592
  • Carbohydrates
    27g
  • Fat
    27g
  • Protein
    59g
  • Sodium
    677mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Pan
  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
    1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Thinly slice green onions on a bias (angle). Coarsely chop garlic. Chop cilantro. Slice red Fresno chile into thin rounds, removing seeds. Cut baby bok choy in half lengthwise, from leaves down through the root (which is done to keep its integrity during the cooking process).

  • Step 2 - Cook the Rice
    2

    Cook the Rice

    Bring small pot with 1 cup of water to a boil. Stir in Jasmine rice. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until rice is almost tender, but not yet finished cooking. Drain and cool. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and fluff rice with a fork. 

  • Step 3 - Make the Meatball Mixture
    3

    Make the Meatball Mixture

    In a large mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, cooled rice, half of the green onions, half of the garlic, half of the ginger (with some of the juice), half of the Hoisin sauce, and half of the cilantro. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and mix well with your hands or a spatula.

  • Step 4 - Cook the Meatballs
    4

    Cook the Meatballs

    Use your hands to roll the mixture into 6 meatballs (or 12, if smaller meatballs are preferred). Place on baking sheet and cook for 12-15 minutes, or until meatballs are golden brown and internal temperature is at least 165 degrees. (If making smaller meatballs, check after 8 minutes to ensure they don’t overcook.)

  • Step 5 - Stir Fry the Baby Bok Choy
    5

    Stir Fry the Baby Bok Choy

    Heat 2 tsp. of olive oil in medium pan over medium-high heat. Add remaining garlic, ginger, and green onions to the pan, reserving some green onions for garnish. Sauté for 1 minute and then add baby bok choy. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until bok choy is wilted and fork tender.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish
    6

    Plate the Dish

    Place 3 (or 6) meatballs in a straight line on a plate. Arrange two pieces of bok choy next to the meatballs, propping them against each other on an angle. Garnish the meatballs with red chili and the remaining green onions and cilantro. Add remaining Hoisin to the plate for dipping.