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5 from 4 votes

Pokemon Ball Sushi

A step-by-step guide on how to make Pokemon Sushi Ball! This is a fun food to make for parties and to put in bento boxes for children (or adults!).
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Rice, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: #Decorative sushi, #Kazari Zuhi, #pokemon ball sushi
Servings: 3
Calories: 611kcal
Author: Shihoko | Chopstick Chronicles


  • 2 cups of white short grain rice
  • 1/2 cup of sushi vinegar
  • 4 1/2 seaweed nori sheets
  • 6 cheese sticks
  • 6 cooked Kanpyo stirps


  • Prepare the sushi rice by following the recipe link.
  • Cook 1 cup of the rice in regular water.
  • Cook 1/4 cup of azuki beans in 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker for 15 minutes. Drain the beans and use 1 cup of the azuki bean water to cook the second cup of rice.
  • Cut a seaweed sheet into three pieces.
  • Roll and wrap the two cheese sticks together as the step by step photo indicates and set aside.
  • Place 1/3 of red coloured rice on the bottom half of the sushi mould and creat a trench in the middle.
  • Place a nori wrapped cheese stick in the trench.
  • Cut the 1/2 nori sheets into 1 cm strips.
  • Place the 1 cm nori strips on both sides of the cheese.
  • Top the 1 cm nori sheets with Kanpyo sheets.
  • Place another 1 cm nori strip over the Kanpyo strips.
  • Fill the top half with white rice, shaping it like a semi sphere.
  • Place the mould lid on and press it down firmly.
  • Take the sushi roll out of the mould and roll onto a nori sheet on a bamboo sushi rolling mat.
  • Wrapped the nori sheet around the sushi by rolling the bamboo mat.
  • Wet the edge of the nori sheet with water so that it will seal the sushi.
  • Place the nori overlapped side down for a few minutes.
  • Slice the sushi roll into 8 pieces and serve with shiso leaves (optional).


instructions for making perfect sushi rice here


Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1.1mg