Preheat oven to 375 F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, minced onion, and minced garlic. Mix well and form into 1-inch meatballs. Place them in a single layer into a baking dish or tray.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the apricot preserves and French salad dressing. Pour over the prepared meatballs.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cooked through. Cooking time may vary depending on size of meatballs.
Cook the rice, as directed.
Prepare the salad.
Serve Apricot Meatballs over rice with salad.