Japanese-Style Chicken Meatballs
with Garlic Rice
Sweet and sticky, mirin and honey add kid-friendly flavour to savoury-glazed meatballs! Tsukene are traditionally skewered and grilled over charcoal, but our meatballs are broiled for similar results!
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
Shanghai Bok Choy
Soy Sauce Mirin Blend
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, preheat the broiler to high. Wash and dry all produce.(TIP: Separate and rinse bok choy leaves to wash away any hidden dirt!) Using a strainer, rinse rice until water runs clear. Add 1 cup water (1 3/4 cups for 4 ppl), half the garlic salt and half the garlic puree to a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, add rice, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 12-14 min. (NOTE: Reduce heat to low if water is boiling over.) Remove the pot from heat. Set aside, still covered.
Meanwhile, separate bok choy leaves and stems, then cut stems into 1-inch pieces. Thinly slice green onions, keeping white and green parts separate.
Line a baking sheet with foil. Add chicken, panko, green onion whites, remaining garlic salt and remaining garlic puree to a medium bowl. Season with pepper, then combine. (TIP: If you prefer a firmer meatball, add an egg to the mixture!) With wet hands, roll mixture into 10 equal-sized meatballs (20 for 4 ppl). Arrange meatballs on the prepared baking sheet. Broil in the middle of the oven until golden brown and cooked through, 8-11 min.**
Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then edamame and bok choy stems. Cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies are tender-crisp, 3-4 min. Add bok choy leaves. (NOTE: For 4 ppl, add bok choy leaves in batches.) Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until leaves wilt, 2-3 min. Remove the pan from heat, then transfer veggies to a plate and cover to keep warm.
When veggies and meatballs are done, add 2 tbsp water (dbl for 4 ppl), soy sauce mirin blend and honey to the same pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high. Once boiling, cook, stirring occasionally, until glaze thickens slightly, 2-3 min. (TIP: If you prefer a lighter glaze, add more water, 1 tbsp at a time!)Remove the pan from heat, then add meatballs. Toss to coat with glaze.
Fluff rice with a fork, then season with salt, to taste. Stir in remaining green onions. Divide rice between bowls. Top with veggies, meatballs and any remaining glaze in the pan.