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Grilled Sriracha Meatball Skewers with Coconut Rice and Asparagus

A simple grilled platter meal that everyone will love. Dairy free. Gluten free option offered.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy-free recipe, easy dinner recipe, grilling recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Linda Spiker


Coconut rice:

  • cups white rice Texmati, Basmati, Jasmine
  • cups coconut milk shake well
  • cups water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

For skewers:

  • 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

The Asparagus

  • Two bunches asparagus trimmed
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


For coconut rice:

  1. Place water, pinch sea salt, coconut milk and rice in sauce pan and bring to boil. Lower to simmer and place lid on pot.
  2. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is soft. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. When done take off heat

For Meatball Skewers:

  1. While rice cooks, prep onions and garlic
  2. Start bacon, cooking till done but not crispy, remove bacon and set on paper towels, when cool, chop.
  3. 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.
  4. Clean BBQ grill and spray or wipe with coconut oil. Preheat grill to 400 degrees 
  5. 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.
  6. Form into 12 large meatballs and slide onto skewers
  7. 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.


  1. 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. 
  2. Place rice, asparagus and skewers on a platter and serve!