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    Healthy Swedish Meatballs Recipe

    Swedish Meatballs Recipe

    • Chicken/Turkey
    • Family-Friendly
    • 30 - 45 MIN
    • Ready Rice
    • Stovetop
    • Turkey
    • Chicken
    Healthy Swedish Meatballs Recipe
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    About this dish

    Try our delicious, healthier twist on Swedish Meatballs. This recipe uses ground turkey and rice to create savory meatballs in a creamy mushroom sauce. Top over rice and serve with veggies for a quick weeknight meal. 


    • 1 pouch UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Original Long Grain Rice
    • ¼ cup minced onion
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon parsley, minced,plus extra for garnish
    • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground pepper, divided
    • ¼ teaspoon allspice
    • ½ teaspoon nutmeg, divided
    • 1 pound ground turkey
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
    • 1½ tablespoons cornstarch
    • 2 cups unsalted chicken broth
    • ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • ¼ cup low-fat sour cream


    1. Heat UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Original Long Grain Rice in a skillet.
    2. In a large bowl, place ¼ cup of rice, the minced onion, garlic, egg, parsley, garlic powder, ½ teaspoon pepper, allspice and ¼ teaspoon nutmeg. Stir together until well combined. Add in ground turkey and mix all together.
    3. Shape turkey into golf ball-sized meatballs.
    4. Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a large (non-stick) pan. Add meatballs and brown on all sides. Cover pan and continue to cook for 3–4 minutes. Remove meatballs and set aside.
    5. Add mushrooms to pan and cook for 7–10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are browned. Remove mushrooms and set aside.
    6. Add sour cream, Dijon mustard and broth to the skillet, then whisk together and bring to a simmer. Remove about ¼ cup of the mixture and combine with cornstarch (to form a “slurry”). Slowly whisk slurry mixture back into the skillet and continue to simmer.
    7. Add mushrooms and meatballs back into the sauce. Stir together and let simmer for 3–4 minutes.
    8. Serve meatballs on top of UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Original Long Grain Rice. Garnish with parsley.


    Amount per serving (4 total)

    Calories: 338
    Total Fat : 12g 19%
    Saturated Fat : 3g 17%
    Trans Fat : 0g
    Sodium: 134mg 6%
    Carbohydrates: 27g 2%
    Dietary Fiber: 1g 2%
    Sugars: 2g
    Protein: 31g
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