Ginger Pork Meatballs with Bok Choy & Brown Rice

Ginger Pork Meatballs

with Bok Choy & Brown Rice

30 MIN
2 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

We’re giving these pork meatballs an aromatic twist thanks to the ginger mixed in—cooked in a punchy combo of barbecue sauce and soy glaze. The hearty brown rice served underneath is perfect for catching every saucy bite.

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Ginger Pork Meatballs with Bok Choy & Brown Rice
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  • 10 oz Ground Pork
  • ½ cup Brown Rice
  • 3 oz Radishes
  • 1 1-Inch Piece Ginger
  • 10 oz Baby Bok Choy
  • ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Barbecue Sauce
  • 2 Tbsps Soy Glaze
Cook the rice:
1 Cook the rice:

Fill a small pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the rice and cook, uncovered, 16 to 18 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly. 

Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze:
2 Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze:

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the radishes lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise; place in a bowl. Add the vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Peel and finely chop the ginger. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; roughly chop, separating the stems and leaves. In a bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, soy glaze, and 2 tablespoons of water

Form the meatballs:
3 Form the meatballs:

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the pork, breadcrumbs, and chopped ginger; season with salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Form the mixture into 10 equally sized meatballs. Transfer to a plate. 

Cook the meatballs & bok choy:
4 Cook the meatballs & bok choy:

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the meatballs in an even layer. Cook, turning occasionally and shaking the pan (carefully, as the oil may splatter), 7 to 9 minutes, or until browned on all sides. Using a spoon, move the meatballs to one side of the pan. Add the chopped bok choy stems to the other side of the pan; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened.

Finish & serve your dish:
5 Finish & serve your dish:

To the pan, add the glaze (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently and spooning the glaze over the meatballs, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened and the meatballs are cooked through.* Turn off the heat. Add the chopped bok choy leaves; stir until wilted and combined. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked rice topped with the finished meatballs and bok choy (including any glaze from the pan) and marinated radishes (including any liquid). Enjoy!

* An instant-read thermometer should register 160°F.

Tips from Home Chefs

Cook the rice:
1 Cook the rice:

Fill a small pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the rice and cook, uncovered, 16 to 18 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly. 

2 Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze:

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the radishes lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise; place in a bowl. Add the vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Peel and finely chop the ginger. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; roughly chop, separating the stems and leaves. In a bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, soy glaze, and 2 tablespoons of water

Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze:
Form the meatballs:
3 Form the meatballs:

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the pork, breadcrumbs, and chopped ginger; season with salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Form the mixture into 10 equally sized meatballs. Transfer to a plate. 

4 Cook the meatballs & bok choy:

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the meatballs in an even layer. Cook, turning occasionally and shaking the pan (carefully, as the oil may splatter), 7 to 9 minutes, or until browned on all sides. Using a spoon, move the meatballs to one side of the pan. Add the chopped bok choy stems to the other side of the pan; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened.

Cook the meatballs & bok choy:
Finish & serve your dish:
5 Finish & serve your dish:

To the pan, add the glaze (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently and spooning the glaze over the meatballs, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened and the meatballs are cooked through.* Turn off the heat. Add the chopped bok choy leaves; stir until wilted and combined. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked rice topped with the finished meatballs and bok choy (including any glaze from the pan) and marinated radishes (including any liquid). Enjoy!

* An instant-read thermometer should register 160°F.

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