Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

My Aunt first made this for me as a teen. I still crave it every now and then. It is a very basic recipe that you can have fun "playing" with.


  1. Combine rice mix from box with ground chuck and egg.
  2. Season with garlic powder, season salt or just plain salt and pepper if you wish.
  3. Shape this mixture into 20 1 1/4 inch meatballs.
  4. In a large skillet in a small amount of oil, brown meatballs over medium high heat.
  5. Drain.
  6. Slowly stir in water and special seasonings.
  7. Bring to a boil.
  8. Cover; reduce heat to low.
  9. Simmer 30 minutes or until meatballs are cooked.
  10. You may thicken gravy if desired.
Most Helpful

I made this tonight, but made it my own way. I used the rice, but I also chopped up an onion to add to the meat, as well as salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and parsley. I also added maybe a tablespoon of V8 Tomato Juice. After forming into balls and browning, I added water, and instead of the beef flavor packet, I used a can of Cream of Mushroom soup. I let it simmer for the time said, and added a little flour to thicken up the gravy. Was SOO good! Served with mashed taters and broccoli and cauliflower in asiago and Parmesan cheese sauce!

Stephanie W. May 01, 2015

Delicious ! My Husband and I had these meatballs for dinner tonight. There was a bit of work forming and browning them but they were entirely worth it. I was concerned about the rice being done but it was tender and delicious. I would highly recommend. Thank you for this recipe.

Sherry & Carl March 04, 2014

I loved the ease of this recipe and the flavor was really great. I followed the recipe exactly and they came out perfectly. Everyone who tried them wanted the recipe! Thanks girl for another "keeper"!

Sherrybeth August 05, 2010