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Rice Balls with Savoury Nori Jam

Rice Balls with Savoury Nori Jam

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You can decorate these nori balls with a variety of different garnishes, from red caviar to picked ginger!
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  • 150g Saitaku sushi rice
  • 10 nori sheets, 5 for the chilli nori jam, 5 for the wasabi nori jam
  • 50ml mirin, 25ml for chilli nori jam, 25ml for wasabi jam
  • 50ml soy sauce, 25ml for chilli nori jam, 25ml for wasabi jam
  • 50ml sake, 25ml for chilli nori jam, 25ml for wasabi jam
  • 4 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp for chilli nori jam, 2 tbsp for wasabi jam
  • 2 tbsp crushed chilli, for chilli nori jam
  • 1 tsp wasabi paste, for wasabi nori jam


Step 1

Cook the sushi rice as per the packet instruction.

Step 2

Put all the chilli nori jam ingredients with 75ml of water in a small saucepan, and all the wasabi jam ingredients - except the wasabi paste - into a separate one.

Step 3

Cook both jams on a medium heat for 12 minutes until they both have a sticky texture. When the wasabi jam has cooled, add the wasabi paste to the mixture.

Step 4

Set a sheet of cling film in a small bowl. Using a wet spoon scoop 30g of cooked rice, spread it onto the cling film, and make a dent in the middle of the rice.

Step 5

Place half a tsp of one of the jams in the dent, then lift the cling film and twist on top to make a candy shape, in order to make the round rice ball.

Step 6

Unwrap the cling film before delicately decorating the rice bowl with ingredients to garnish, like picked ginger, toasted sesame seeds, sliced cucumber, red caviar or radish.

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