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“Don't forget the splash of soy sauce, it makes the dish. From Budget Bytes with adaptations.”

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  1. Pickled Carrots: In a small sauce pot combine the vinegar, sugar, salt and water. Heat over medium flame and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Turn the heat off. Shred or julienne the carrots and slice the onion as thin as possible. Combine the carrots, onion and vinegar mixture in a container. Make sure the vegetables are fully submerged in the liquid and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (up to one week).
  2. For the Rice: Combine 2 cups of dry jasmine rice, 3 cups of water and a dash of salt in a medium sauce pot. Place a lid on top and bring it up to a boil over high heat. As soon as it reaches a full boil, turn the heat down to low and let it continue to simmer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn the heat off and let it sit, undisturbed with the lid in place, for an additional 15 minutes, or until ready for use.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. To make the meatballs, in a large bowl combine the ground pork, egg, breadcrumbs, minced garlic, grated ginger, soy sauce, sliced green onions, salt and pepper. Mix these ingredients thoroughly (your hands are best for this job). Line a baking sheet with foil and spray it lightly with non-stick spray. Make about 30 meatballs, approximately 1 tablespoon each, and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake the meatballs in the fully heated oven for about 20 minutes. While the meatballs are cooking, thinly slice the jalapeno and cut the cucumber into quarter rounds. Pull the cilantro leaves from the stems.
  5. Once the rice and meatballs are both finished cooking, assemble by placing about 3/4 cup rice in the bottom of a bowl, add about 4 meatballs, about 1/4 cup of pickled carrots and onions, some cilantro leaves, cucumber and jalapeno. Add a splash of soy sauce, sriracha, or mix up some sriracha mayo to top the bowls.

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