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5 from 3 votes

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 Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Rice, Rice dish
Cuisine: German/Japanese
Servings: 12
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Shihoko | Chopstick Chronicles


  • 300 g Uncooked sushi rice
  • 360 ml of water
  • 1 tsp Konbu dashi powder
  • 1/2 cup Rice vinegar
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp sugar


  • You can use whatever toppings you like but if you want to do the exact same as ours then check out how we did it in the blog post.


  • Cook the sushi rice as per your rice cooker instructions or in a pot. Before adding the water to cook the rice, mix in the dashi powder then pour over the rice.
  • While the rice is cooking, in a small pot, heat the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt together to make the sushi vinegar on medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
  • Once the rice is cooked, pour the sushi vinegar over it and mix to flavour the rice.
  • Once the rice has cooled down a little, place your favourite topping in the centre of a piece of saran wrap.
  • Place a little scoop of rice on top of the topping then seal it together with the saran wrap and softly squish and shape it into a ball.
  • Continue to make sushi balls with various toppings then serve!


The each different toppings are not included in the nutritional value. 
Use toppings you like.  


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 19mg | Calcium: 0.4% | Iron: 2.2%