Ingredients

MEATBALLS:

  • 1 lb vegan ground beef
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 prepared vegan eggs
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt & pepper

ORANGE GLAZE:

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 jalapeno seeds removed & minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange zest
  • 10 cloves garlic minced + more for serving
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice about 3 oranges
  • 1 tbsp corn starch mixed with 1 tbsp of orange juice
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar or light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup tamari or low sodium soy sauce

GARLIC FRIED RICE:

  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 15 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 4 cups Lotus Foods Organic Jasmine Rice day old, cooked
  • Green onion for serving

product used in the recipe

Organic White Jasmine Rice

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • 2

    Meatballs: Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix well to combine. Using ~1 tablespoon of the mixture, roll into meatballs. Transfer to a parchment paper lined tray. Repeat until all the "ground beef" mix is gone. Bake for 15 mins, tossing halfway through.

  • 3

    Orange Glaze: In a saucepan on medium heat, add avocado oil. Once the oil is hot, add minced jalapeno, orange zest, minced garlic, and ginger. Cook, stirring frequently, until the garlic is fragrant (~5 mins). Add orange juice and cornstarch mix, coconut sugar, rice vinegar, and tamari. Increase heat to high. Once at a light boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until the sauce reduces by ~⅓ (~15 mins). When the meatballs are done, take ⅓ cup of sauce and toss with the meatballs. place the meatballs back into the oven until slightly crisp along the edges (~5-10 mins).

  • 4

    CRISPY GARLIC FRIED RICE: Heat avocado oil in a large non-stick skillet on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add garlic and arrange in a single layer. Cook, shaking pan often, until the garlic is golden and crispy (~3-5 mins).

  • 5

    Using a slotted spoon, transfer garlic to a paper-towel lined plate and sprinkle generously with salt.

  • 6

    Increase the heat to medium high and in the same pan used to cook garlic, add the rice and arrange in a single even layer, pressing down on the rice with a spatula. Cook until the rice begins to crisp (~3-5 mins). Toss the rice and press down again into an even layer. Cook for an additional 2-3 mins.

  • 7

    Divide rice evenly between 4 bowls. Add meatballs and spoon sauce over the rice and meatballs. Serve with fresh green onion and additional orange zest. Enjoy immediately.

product used in the recipe

Organic White Jasmine Rice