Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs With Coconut Rice have quickly become a family favorite meal in my house. All four of my kids love this dinner, which in my house, is somewhat of an anomaly. Now that my kids are getting older, and my oldest is now 14 years old and towering over me at a whopping 6 feet tall (and growing!), I have had to double this recipe from 1 pound to 2 pounds of ground turkey to feed everyone. The last thing I want is my kids fighting over meatballs!
As you can see, there are plenty for everyone! And why not let them have seconds? This recipe is cost efficient, fun to eat, and most importantly-healthy. As usual with most of my recipes, you can adjust the measurements to fit your own household’s needs, using the handy serving adjuster arrow in the recipe (love that!). As a rule of thumb, this recipe makes enough to feed a hungry family of 6. Or, a family of 4 with extra to spare for leftovers the next day. Asian meatballs for lunch, anyone?
This would also make an exquisite appetizer for a party. Just hold the rice, and serve a platter of these delicious turkey meatballs alongside a bowl of teriyaki dipping sauce.
Aren’t they beautiful up close? These turkey meatballs combine the aromatic flavors of cilantro, green onion, ginger, and garlic. Yum!
And don’t forget the teriyaki sauce! This unique teriyaki sauce melds the flavors of pineapple juice and coconut milk to make a dipping sauce that is out of this world good. Well, according to my kids, anyway.
Serve the meatballs over coconut rice (recipe follows), with a salad or stir fried vegetables on the side, if you’d like. My family likes to pass around a small pitcher full of the teriyaki sauce to pour on top of the meatballs, but you could also serve individual bowls of dipping sauce.
Your choice. It would be delicious any way!