Hawaiian BBQ Meatball Fried Rice

This is what happens when you’re sitting around, dreaming about food. You start by dreaming about appetizers, like maybe some awesome Hawaiian BBQ meatballs. You know, the old party standby. Yummy. Then, your thoughts (I’m blaming the pineapple in the meatball sauce) turn to Hawaiian fried rice. Next thing you know, you’ve got Hawaiian BBQ meatball fried rice, and let me tell you, it’s good.

Hawaiian BBQ Meatball Fried Rice

I loved the sweetness of the pineapple, the tangy bite from the BBQ sauce, and the bite from the vegetables. This came out really good. Not bad for just sitting around, dreaming!

My vegetable and meatball soup is a bit different, too.

Hawaiian BBQ Meatball Fried Rice

This is what happens when you’re sitting around, dreaming about food. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 357kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the Hawaiian meatballs

  • 1 pound meatballs cooked. frozen is fine
  • 1/2 20 ounce pineapple chunks with all of the juice. remaining pineapple reserved for the rice, below.
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce

For the Hawaiian fried rice

  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil divided
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 6 green onions white and green parts chopped and separated
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 5 cups cooked rice
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 20 ounce pineapple chunks

Instructions

For the Hawaiian meatballs

  • Place all ingredients into a medium pot over medium heat. Stir and heat thoroughly.

For the Hawaiian fried rice

  • Heat a teaspoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the bell pepper and white parts of the green onions and cook until the peppers start to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook another minute.
  • Remove mixture to a plate.
  • Add another teaspoon of oil to the pan.
  • Add rice and warm through, stirring often.
  • Push rice to the side of the skillet and add the 3 eggs. Cook, scrambling, until done. Stir in to the rice.
  • Add green parts of the green onions and pineapple chunks and stir.
  • Add in the red pepper mixture and stir.
  • Serve rice with meatballs and sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 701IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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