Tonight we dove into the Blue Apron kits for the things to make Ginger Scallion Meatballs and Rice with Bok Choy and Marinated Radishes. Hubby loves meatballs and I love rice and anything Asian inspired so this meal was an easy choice for us.
He loves to cook so he took care of most of the meal prep, grabbing the dish with all the kit ingredients and finding the ones for this meal and setting to work. Did I mention that these are “30-minute meals”? I’d say that’s about a true estimate. Unfortunately, he was so quick, I didn’t get beginning pictures. But here’s the recipe for future reference… Please excuse the glare.
First step is getting the rice on to cook followed by chopping veggies. We had bought some watermelon radishes at the farmer’s market so he added some of those in with the three that came in the kit. The radishes are marinated with vinegar while you cook the rest of the meal. Have you ever marinated radishes? They give off an interesting aroma but trust me, they taste great.
Then you make meatballs with the ground beef and breadcrumbs, adding in ginger and the whites of the scallions. It says to make 10-12 meatballs but he thought those were a bit big so we ended up with a bit more than that.
You brown the meatballs, then add bok choy, vinegar, water and a packet labeled “sushi sauce” to the pan, cooking til the bok choy is wilted and the meatballs are done.
He wasn’t going to plate the dish but said I could do it so there was a picture for you – pretty easy with just the rice topped with the meatballs and bok choy mixture, then the marinated radishes and scallion tops for garnish.
I really liked this dish – it was simple, light and the marinated radishes reminded me of when we make them for banh mi sandwiches. And since it was meatballs, it was a universal hit. Again, hubby felt like it needed a small salad on the side, but I was full without that….and no leftovers this time.