Everyday Food, Nov 2010.

– Coarse salt
– 1 cup long grain white rice
– 1 carrot, shredded
– 3/4 cup bread crumbs
– 1.5 pounds ground turkey or pork
– 3 scallions, white separated from green, both thinly sliced
– 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
– 4 tsp fish sauce
– 4 tsp sriracha
– 4 tsp sugar
– 1 large garlic clove, minced
– 2 tsp vegatable oil
– lime wedges

Preheat oven to 450.

In a medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs and 3tbsp water. Let sit 5 minutes. Add meat, scallion whites, cilantro, fish sauce, sriracha, sugar, garlic, and 1.5 tsp salt. Gently mix to combine and form into 12 meatballs.

In a medium sauce pan, bring 1.5 cups of salted water to a boil. Add rice, stir, and return to a boil. Cover, reduce to a simmer, and cook about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and top with carrot, recover. Let stand 6 minutes, then stir.

While the rice is cooking, in a nonstick skillet, heat 1 tsp oil over medium-high. In batches, brown meatballs on all side (don’t fully cook!). Transfer to a baking sheet and bake until cool through, about 10 minutes.

Serve meatballs with rice, scallion greens, and lime wedges.