four reindeer rice balls and santa rice balls on a plate
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Christmas Sushi Balls (Temarizushi)

These cute little Christmas Sushi Balls are fun to make and require little preparation so they're perfect for a last minute Christmas treat!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Rice, Rice dish
Cuisine: German/Japanese
Keyword: #christmas sushi balls, #sushi balls, #temarizushi
Servings: 12
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Shihoko | Chopstick Chronicles

Ingredients

Sushi rice *1

  • 200g/1cup Uncooked sushi rice
  • 220ml/0.9cup of water
  • 1 strip 5 cm (2 inch) Konbu kelp

Sushi vinegar

  • 30ml/2tbsp Rice vinegar *2
  • 15g/1tbsp caster sugar
  • 5g/1tsp salt

Rudolph topping

  • 4 Inari age *3
  • 2 raspberries *4
  • 4 mini pretzels
  • 8 drops mayonnaise
  • 8 black sesame seeds

Santa belly topping

  • 3 slices smoked salmon
  • 3 strips nori seaweeds
  • 3 lemon skin cutouts
  • 9 silver cachous

Instructions

Sushi rice

  • Cook the sushi rice as per your rice cooker instructions or see how to cook rice perfectly. *1

Rudolph sushi balls

  • Place one inari age in the centre of a piece of cling wrap.
  • Place about two tbsp scoops of rice into the inari age pauch, then seal it together with the cling wrap and softly squish and shape it into a ball.
  • With a small knife, score the sides of the rice balls and insert the pretzel.
  • Place a small piece of raspberry in the centre of the rice balls for the nose.
  • Two tiny drop of mayonnaise and place 1 sesame black seeds for both eyes

Santa belly sushi balls

  • Cut salmon slices into two and place in the centre of a piece of cling wrap.
  • Place about two tbsp scoops of rice on to the smoked salmon, then seal it together with the cling wrap and softly squish and shape it into a ball.
  • wrap it with a nori strp.
  • Place the lemon cut out buckle over the nori strip.
  • Put three silver cachous for buttons of Santa's cloths.

Video

Notes

*1 see how to cook sushi rice
*2 this can be substituted with white wine vinegar, champagne vinegar, or apple cider vinegar
*3 See how to make Inari sushi
*4 this can be substituted with pomegranate 
The each different toppings are not included in the nutritional value. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.4mg