• 1 cup medium grain white rice
  • Korean BBQ Sauce (recipe follows)
  • 2 Packages Smithfield™ Italian Meatballs
  • 1 bunch parsley, minced
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • carrots, uncooked, julienned for garnish
  • green onion, julienned for garnish
  • sesame seeds, for garnish

Korean BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp chile-garlic sauce
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp Asian (toasted) sesame oil
  • 1 ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp water


Meal Course:

Dinner, Lunch

Dish Type:



  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. While rice is cooking, prepare Korean BBQ Sauce.
  3. Stir soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, rice wine vinegar, chile-garlic sauce, ginger, sesame oil and black pepper together in saucepan; bring to boil.
  4. Whisk cornstarch and water together in small bowl until cornstarch dissolves; pour into boiling soy sauce mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until sauce is thick, 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside.
  5. Heat meatballs according to package directions. Add Korean BBQ sauce, and simmer on low until ready to plate.
  6. After rice is done cooking, but still warm, pack firmly into a 3 ½-inch pastry ring to form rice cake; remove from ring and set aside. Heat oil in small skillet over medium-high heat. Fry rice cakes on each side until crispy, approximately 4-5 minutes on each side.
  7. To serve, place 1 rice cake on serving plate, and top with 4 meatballs. Drizzle a bit of extra sauce over cake and garnish with carrots, green onions and sesame seeds.