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

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

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?



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!

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!

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!

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