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Recipe: sweet & spicy chinese meatballs on brown rice

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sweet & spicy chinese meatballs on brown rice


  • 1 package (about 18 ounces) frozen fully cooked meat-balls
  • 2 cups uncooked instant long grain brown rice
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice
  • 1 1/2 cup prepared picante sauce
  • 1 cup sugar free apricot preserves
  • sliced green onions


Microwave meatballs according to package directions.

Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions.

Measure 1/2 cup juice from pineapple and place in large saucepan; reserve remaining juice for other use. Stir in picante sauce and preserves; bring to a boil. Add meatballs and pineapple chunks. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over rice. Sprinkle with green onions.

Nutrition information per serving: 834 calories; 35 g fat; 45 mg cholesterol; 1431 mg sodium; 112 g carbohydrate; 22 g protein; 8.2 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 1.9 mcg vitamin B12; 2.2 mg iron; 7.8 mg zinc.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and zinc; and a good source of iron.