Low FODMAP Sushi Balls
Don't know about you, but some days I crave food that is quick, simple, and easy on the stomach. These rice balls are just that and they look so pretty too.
The great thing about them is that you can make each ball taste a little bit different, just by simply adding a few thin slices of raw or pickled vegetables such as beets, ginger and radish....not just on the top as pictured, but inside too! They can also be rolled in sesame seeds, nori sheets or served with wasabi, gluten free soy sauce or another condiment of your choice!
If you decide to give this recipe a go, please share your thoughts, pictures and recipe tweaks. Good luck!
Notes before we get cooking!
FODMAP red, amber green rating reflects the total amount of Fructose (FTS), Lactose (L), Mannitol (M), Sorbitol (S), Galactooligosaccharide (GOS) and Oligos Fructans (FTA) in the TOTAL volume/weight of the ingredients used in the recipe.
This recipe makes approximately 2-3 servings of rice balls (1 serving pictured).
I'm a big fan of simple recipes that don't need fancy equipment. For this recipe it does help to have a heavy bottomed saucepan to cook the rice.
Place the rice in a pan and rinse well (at least 3 times).
Add enough water to just cover the rice (3 cm above). Salt to taste.
Cook on a medium heat until all of the water is evaporated.
In a separate bowl, add mix the vinegar and sugar together. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Taste the vinegar-sugar mixture. It should have a pleasant, balanced taste. if its too sweet or too sharp for your taste, adjust with either sugar or vinegar 1 tsp at a time.
When you are happy with the taste of the vinegar sugar mix, add half to the rice and stir well.
The rice should become slightly sticky. Add more of the vinegar-sugar mixture to achieve the desired consistency if required.
With wet hands, gather small portions of rice and roll into balls.
At this point you can set the rice balls aside refrigerate the balls for use later, or proceed to add toppings straight away! Personally I prefer to serve my rice balls warm.
Decorate according to taste and enjoy!!
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