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Meatballs and Rice Skillet Meal

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6-ingredient Meatball and Rice Skillet Meal

Meatballs and Rice Skillet Meal

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

This Meatball and Rice Skillet Meal is a fast and filling meal for busy weeknights.


  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 14-oz can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 1/2 lb fresh or thawed frozen meatballs
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper,, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican-blend cheese


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat; add the oil. Add onion and cook until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Add rice and cook another minute or two to "toast" the rice, stirring frequently.
  2. Add chicken broth to pan and stir well. Stir in tomatoes. Add the meatballs to the pan, then bring to a simmer. Cover and cook 18-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked through. Turn off the heat.
  3. Sprinkle the cheese on top then cover again for about five minutes or so until the cheese has melted. You can also pop it under the broiler for a few minutes, if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 697Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 1736mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 35g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

Kristy Bernardo
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Friday 15th of October 2021

Made this today with frozen, thawed meatballs. Had only 1/2 can tomatoes left from another meal so used that. It is delicious and super easy! One pan! I used 12” cast iron skillet. Didn’t add cheese..didn’t need it. Will be making this again and again Thank you!

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