Asian Chicken Meatball Bowls are rice bowls with Asian-inspired chicken meatballs, herb aioli, edamame, cucumbers, and carrots. These Asian rice bowls are fresh, healthy, and absolutely delicious!
Telling from the number of rice bowl recipes that I have on here, it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of bowl meals. Give me a grain, a protein, some veggies, and (most importantly) SAUCE, and I’m set! I was craving meatballs last week, and these Asian Chicken Meatball Bowls were born.
Another reason I love bowl meals is because they are great for feeding kids. Everyone can pick out the components that they want, and the whole family is happy. That makes for one happy mama!
The first thing to do for this recipe is to make the rice. Brown rice typically takes awhile to cook, so you can get this going first. I have provided instructions for cooking it in the Instant Pot and on the stovetop. I love making it in the Instant Pot because it’s so easy! Simply add all of the rice ingredients to the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.
While the rice is cooking, make the meatballs. In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, egg, cilantro, green onions, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. Then roll the mixture into meatballs about the size of a ping pong ball, and bake.
Now, make the sauce. The sauce ingredient list is somewhat long but many of the same ingredients that are in the meatballs. Simply combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate until you’re ready to eat!
Lastly, prep the veggies. You can really use your imagination with what veggies to use, but I used frozen edamame that I microwaved, and then sliced up some cucumbers and carrots to add to the bowls raw. Once everything is done, you can assemble!
These were so delicious for dinner and are also great to prep ahead for a healthy lunch!