Polynesian Meatballs

Polynesian Meatballs

Everyone will love these fruity sweet and sour Polynesian style meatballs. Serve with plenty of wholesome brown rice and broccolini for a well balanced complete meal that will satisfy hungry kids.


1 can crushed pineapple (we love using Dole)
500g chicken mince
2 cups instant brown rice, uncooked or pre-cooked express rice
3/4 cup spring onion, thinly sliced and divided
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce, divided
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tbsp orange marmalade


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Drain 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, reserving remaining pineapple and juice for sauce.
  3. Combine chicken mince, rice, 1/2 cup drained pineapple, 1/2 cup of the spring onions, 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce, egg, ginger and nutmeg in large bowl, mixing well.
  4. Scoop mixture and gently roll into desired meatball size; place on aluminum foil-lined baking sheet with sides.  Bake at 180ºC., 25 to 30 minutes or until meatballs are done.
  5. Cook brown rice.
  6. Meanwhile to make sauce, combine remaining pineapple and juice, 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce and orange marmalade in medium saucepan; heat to boiling.  Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered 3 to 4 minutes.  Stir in remaining 1/4 cup spring onions.
  7. Steam broccolini.
  8. Top cooked meatballs with sauce.  Serve over hot cooked rice and additional green onions if desired.
Tips: Turkey mince works well here too.


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.