Thursday, December 9, 2010

an easy, energy-packed, healthy kids snack...

I cooked up a big batch of sushi rice this morning to make sushi over the next few days. It's such a versatile and healthy meal that you can whip up with no fuss. North will eat any vegetable if it's in a sushi roll. Of course North insisted at 9:30am that he wanted some rice, so I came up with a quick and easy snack that he loved. (Not that it's that original by any means.) You can substitute brown rice for the sushi rice, but as a vegetarian it's advised he actually has some refined carbs because his diet is already so high in fiber.

japanese inspired rice balls


Ingredients
1/2 cup cooked sushi rice
1 tbs or so of sushi vinegar (rice vinegar, sugar and salt)
1 1/2 tbs of sesame seeds, black sesame seeds and shredded seaweed ( you can usually buy a mix like this premade in health food stores)
tamari for dipping

Directions
Pour the seeds and seaweed into the rice and combine
Roll a golf ball sized amount of rice in between your hands to form a ball
Serve with avocado, cucumber, carrot and tamari

The verdict?

xo

10 comments:

Daan said...

Yum!! and that little face, too!

MultipleMum said...

So simple. So yummy. So healthy. Thumbs up!

dixiebelle said...

Great! I love rice balls, and these seem very easy...

Tell me, how long do you keep your sushi rice in the fridge, you said you make sushi over a few days, so I am presuming at least 48 hours?? I always found when making sushi rolls, I would end up with a HUGE amount of it, and stuff myself for lunch & dinner, and still have some left over!

Wendy said...

This sounds so delicious! My 2-year-old is constantly asking me for a snack of "rice and cheese" (I go light on the cheese), so this will be right up his alley!

Adorable picture of your satisfied customer!

Kate said...

I am making this one too......looks so easy yet delish!

Catherine said...

I really like the sound of these Meagan and they look like they must be very tasty;) xo

Vicki said...

What a darling! I'm going to make this for my grandson and I'm sure his face will look exactly the same!
Kindest,
Vicki

Amy said...

Yum, these look great! Sometimes I make little rice balls with teeny weeny bits of sushi fillings eg avocado in them, but these look even easier and just as good! I am going to give them a try for an afternoon snack soon :)

Ooty said...

I must try this!! I know my girl will love it!
Thanks

Beckerman Girls said...

Hey Meag!
These look soooo delicious... and I can tell by the look on North's face that they definitely ARE!!! LOL Tooo cute!
Thanks for the recipe, Eco Milf is the best!
xoxoo
Chloe

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