• 1lb vegan ground beef
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 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, plus more for serving
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch, mixed with 1 tbsp 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

product used in the recipe

Organic White Jasmine Rice

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • 2

    Meatballs: add ingredients to a large bowl and mix well to combine. Using ~1 tbsp 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 oil is hot, add minced jalapeno, orange zest, minced garlic, and ginger. Cook, stirring frequently, until 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 sauce reduces by ~⅓ (~15 mins). When meatballs are done, toss them with ⅓ cup of sauce, then place them back into oven until slightly crisp around edges (~5-10 mins).

  • 4

    Crispy Fried Rice: heat avocado oil in a large non-stick skillet on medium heat. Once oil is hot, add garlic and arrange in a single layer. Cook, shaking pan often, until 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 heat to medium-high and add rice to same pan used to cook garlic, arranging in a single even layer and pressing down with a spatula. Cook until rice begins to crisp (~3-5 mins). Toss rice and press down again into an even layer. Cook for an additional 2-3 mins.

  • 7

    Divide rice evenly between 4 bowls, then add meatballs and sauce. Serve with fresh green onion and additional orange zest. Serve immediately.

product used in the recipe

Organic White Jasmine Rice