Christmas Temari Sushi Balls. Delicious, festive and fun Temari Sushi! Great for a holiday gathering, potluck or for yourself to celebrate the Christmas season! Serves well as an appetizer, side dish or snack!
Cook your sushi rice according to package instructions or rice cooker settings.
Once it is cooked, transfer rice to a mixing bowl. Season the rice with rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Mix thoroughly.
Tuna Mayo Sushi Ball (Snowman)
In a small mixing bowl, mix canned tuna, Japanese mayo, and sugar.
In another small bowl, place cling film over top. Scoop about 3 tbsp of levelled sushi rice into it.
Twist the ends of the cling film until it forms a ball. Flatten the ball into a pancake. Open your cling film, add about 1 tsp of the tuna mayo mixture into the middle. Add 1 tbsp more of the sushi rice to cover the tuna mixture.
Twist the ends of the cling film and mold into a ball, ensuring the rice covers the tuna completely.
Decorate the sushi ball with black sesame seeds for the eyes and mouth and a tiny carrot wedge for the nose. Repeat this process until you have 3 more.
Smoked Salmon Sushi Ball (Christmas Ornament)
In a small bowl, place cling film over top. Then add 3 tbsp of levelled sushi rice into the cling film. Twist up the ends of the cling film to mold into a ball. Remove the rice ball from the cling film and set aside.
Into the same cling film, overlap two pieces of smoked salmon. Place your rice ball back into the smoked salmon.
Twist the ends of the cling film upwards and mold the smoked salmon over the rice ball.
Transfer the ball onto a plate with the smooth side facing up. Squeeze a dollop of Japanese mayo onto the middle of the ball. Decorate with pomegranate seeds. Repeat this process until you have 3 more.
Tofu Rice Sushi Ball (Elf)
Lay cling film over your bowl. Add 3 tbsp of levelled sushi rice. Twist the ends of the cling film up and mold it into a ball.
Transfer the rice ball onto plate. Open the fried tofu pocket and place it over the rice ball like a hat. Decorate the ball with halved pretzels for big ears, two black sesame seeds for the eyes and a tiny carrot piece cut in the shape of a smiling mouth. Repeat this process until you have 3 more.
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