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Asian pork meatball bowls with fried rice and carrot spirals

Asian Pork Meatball Bowls (Whole30, Paleo)

A delicious combination of pork meatballs topped with a sticky glaze served over fried "rice". The perfect weeknight meal!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 meatballs
Calories 188kcal
Author Mary Smith
Cost $15


Asian Pork Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground pork I like Butcher Box
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos 1
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper

Fried "Rice"

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 12 oz bag frozen cauliflower rice pound on it so there are no large chunks!
  • 1 bag coleslaw mix (green cabbage, purple cabbage, carrots)
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • ½ tsp sea salt more or less to taste

Sticky Sauce


  • diced green onion
  • sesame seeds


  • Preheat your oven to 400. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine all of the meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix well using your hands. Form into 2 inch meatballs. You should have 12 total per lb of pork. Place the balls on the baking sheet, and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, gather your fried "rice" ingredients. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add in the onion and garlic. Saute for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Add in the frozen cauliflower rice, coleslaw mix, coconut aminos, and salt. Stir to combine. Cover and let it cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes.
  • While the fried "rice" is cooking, add all of the sticky sauce ingredients (except for the arrowroot/water mixture) to a small saucepan. Mix the arrowroot powder and water together in another small bowl. Bring the sauce ingredients to a boil, then whisk in the arrowroot slurry mixture. Keep whisking for approximately 1 minute until thickened. Set aside until you're ready to use it.
  • Take the meatballs out of the oven and serve them over the fried "rice" with the sauce spooned over top. Add green onions and sesame seeds, if desired!


You can also make these using ground chicken or ground turkey!


Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 729mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg