Grilling season is here! Time to take the BBQ out of storage and invite family and friends over for a platter of Grilled Sriracha Meatball Skewers with Coconut Rice and Asparagus. This whole meal is so easy, you will actually be able to relax and enjoy your own party!
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The Grilled Sriracha Meatball Skewers:
These flavorful. gluten free meatball skewers are made with grass fed beef, bacon, fresh herbs and spices, and just enough Sriracha sauce to add a little kick!
The Coconut Rice:
If you have never tried coconut rice before you are in for a treat! Coconut rice is made by cooking rice in water and coconut milk. It’s creamy and slightly sweet, which perfectly counters that touch of heat in our skewers. I use Texmati White Rice from RiceSelect. Texmati combines the qualities of basmati with that of traditional American long-grain rice and cooks up perfectly right on the cooktop!
There really isn’t an easier side dish than grilled asparagus! Simply brush with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and grill right next to the Sriracha skewers.
Serve it all on a single platter and clean up is a breeze!
The Recipe: Grilled Sriracha Meatball Skewers with Coconut Rice and Asparagus
Tips and what you need: If you time this meal right, everything can be done in 40 minutes! Prep the meatball skewers, start the rice and add the asparagus to the grill the last few minutes of cooking and you’ve got it made! I use Texmati White Rice, sriracha sauce, and organic coconut milk. My gluten free friends: replace traditional Panko bread crumbs with these. This recipe is dairy free.
A simple grilled platter meal that everyone will love. Dairy free. Gluten free option offered.
- 1½ cups white rice Texmati, Basmati, Jasmine
- 1½ cups coconut milk shake well
- 1½ cups water
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1½ lbs ground beef 85 % lean
- 5 slices of good quality bacon cooked and chopped
- 1 small red onion peeled and finely diced
- 1 clove garlic peeled and minced
- 4 Tablespoons cilantro or parsley chopped (2 Tablespoons reserved for garnish)
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs use gluten free bread crumbs if making the GF version
- 2 tablespoons Sriracha more for garnish
- Two bunches asparagus trimmed
- olive oil
- sea salt
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Place water, pinch sea salt, coconut milk and rice in sauce pan and bring to boil. Lower to simmer and place lid on pot.
Cook for 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is soft. Add salt and pepper to taste.
When done take off heat
While rice cooks, prep onions and garlic
Start bacon, cooking till done but not crispy, remove bacon and set on paper towels, when cool, chop.
Pour out all but about 2 tablespoons of bacon grease and then add onions to pan. Sauté for 3 minutes, add garlic and coriander to pan and sauté 60 more seconds. Take off heat.
Clean BBQ grill and spray or wipe with coconut oil. Preheat grill to 400 degrees
In a bowl combine ground beef, chopped bacon, onion mixture, Panko bread crumbs, 2 Tablespoons Sriracha, 2 Tablespoons cilantro and mix with hands until very well combined.
Form into 12 large meatballs and slide onto skewers
Place skewers on preheated grill and lower temp to 375 degrees. Cook for 12-15 minutes, turning every 4-5 minutes, until done. Add asparagus to the grill the last few minutes of cooking.
Brush asparagus with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Add to grill right alongside skewers the last five minutes of cooking. Turn halfway through cooking time.
Place rice, asparagus and skewers on a platter and serve!
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Coconut rice sounds great in this dish
I love visiting your blog. You always have such great food. These meatballs are perfect for summer grilling. 🙂
Thank you Maggie:)
Oh these skewers look so good! I love all bacon and meatballs so I know I’ll love these! Thank you for sharing!
I think bacon should be in everything!
Wow, this looks really tasty. I love coconut anything – coconut rice sounds great!
It really is delicious!
This looks amazing! I’m curious about the coconut rice. I’m not the biggest coconut fan but this sure does look good. Can’t wait to give it a try!
I’m down for any meal that can be done start to fininsh in 40 minutes and then add in sriracha, sold. Thanks for such a delicious meal, I’m looking forward to trying coconut rice!
Meatball skewers?! Brilliant! Love it!
Your meatballs on skewers look so amazing! Also I didn’t know I could make coconut rice like this…thanks for sharing this recipe…love all your photos!
The meat balls look good but so does that ASPARAGUS!!
Oh YUM!! These look absolutely delicious, and simple too which is ever so important! And I love idea of balancing the heat with the coconut rice, nicely done!
Thank you. It works!
These look so yummy! And also look perfect for a summer BBQ. I love your blog!
You are so sweet! Thanks Katherine!
So I’m thinking this may be too spicy for my kids, so I’m thinking I could reduce the Sriracha to 1 tablespoon. But then do I need to add more moisture?
It’s not very spicy, that is why I serve more Sriracha on the side. But if you are worried about it, use 1 Tablespoon and there would be no need to add more moisture:)
Pinning and can’t wait to try this one. Really enjoy your blog!
Thanks! I always appreciate a pin!
THese look great! How do you think they would work if I want to make them paleo. So no breadcrumbs. Problem? Looks absolutely delicious!
They might not stick together as well but other than that I think it would work!
These sound amazing!!! I love sriracha flavored things and obviously love meatballs as well. YUM <3
This sounds amazing!! I am totally pinning for later. YUM!!!
This looks so good! I am definitely going to try these!
Wow this looks absolutely delicious!!!!! I’m pinning this for sure!!!!
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That looks absolutely delish!! How did you get the meatballs to stay on the skewer…tried it once epic fail!! 🙂 I love the rice too!
I actually didn’t do anything! I just slid them on…I wonder what happened with yours?
I love this so much! You always have the most creative recipes that look delicious 🙂 I’m not a huge fan of sriracha, but I have many friends who are, and I know they would love these during summer cookouts!
I’m a fan of anything with sriracha but bacon and meatballs too?! Sign me up! This sounds so delicious. 🙂
Your recipes always look AMAZING! I can’t wait to try these!
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Omg finally something my husband and I will BOTH enjoy! These look delicious!
My husband is obsessed with sriracha and would LOVE these!
Pinned this!!! I love sriracha so much, anything spicy I love. This is super healthy and simple, thanks so much for sharing. I love new recipes and ideas for the kitchen
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I’ve never tried coconut rice before..I feel like I’m missing out! Pinning this one for later 🙂
You just gave me inspiration for the potluck I’m going to tomorrow! Meatballs for the win!!!
You had me at bacon and siracha! This looks like a must have for my summer BBQs!
I’d have to switch out the coconut rice, allergic to it, but these sound great for a summer bbq.
These skewers look so tasty! =) Yowza! I love the combination of coconut rice along with the grilled asparagus as a side. Brilliant!
Yum! I could totally see myself loving these. I will have to give them a try one day.
I haven’t ever heard of Texmati rice before, but basmati is my favorite! I’ll have to see if I can find some, since this meal looks phenomenal!
You should be able to find it at your local grocery!
Oh wow! that looks really good!! I bet my husband would love it!
Basmati is a pernennial favorite in our home. This recipe looks so delicious!
Thank you for the detailed instructions on making this meal all at the same time! It looks so great – trying this soon!
Can you make with turkey instead? And what could you replace bacon with? Green Pepper??
Hi Jordan. While I haven’t made this recipe with turkey, I believe it would work fine. You can leave the bacon out, no need to replace with green pepper:)