"Ground beef is a go-to for burgers, but it's also great in global dishes, from tacos to Thai." –Rachael Ray
In a medium bowl, gently mix the beef, breadcrumbs, chopped basil, egg, ginger, fish sauce, and garlic. Using damp hands, form the meat into 24 balls that are 1 1/4 inches in size. Using your palms, flatten the balls into 1-inch-thick disks. Thread the disks onto 8 skewers. (If using bamboo skewers, soak them in warm water for 30 minutes before grilling.)
Heat a grill pan over medium-high. Grease the pan. Grill the skewers, turning occasionally, until the meat is cooked through, 9 to 11 minutes.
Meanwhile, in another medium bowl, toss the carrots, scallions, lime juice, and basil leaves; season the salad with salt and pepper.
Serve the skewers with the salad, lime wedges, and rice (if using).