Smoked Oyster Rice Balls

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Calrose or other short-grain white rice 250 mL
  • 2 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar 30 mL
  • 1 tbsp sugar 15 mL
  • ¼ tsp salt 1 mL
  • ⅓ cup sesame seeds, toasted 75 mL
  • 1 can smoked oysters, drained 85 g
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise 75 mL
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives 30 mL
  • ½ tsp finely grated lemon zest 2 mL
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice 30 mL
  • ½ sheet toasted nori (seaweed), cut into thin strips

Directions

  • Step 1

    Cook rice according to package directions. Spread in 13 x 9-in. (3 L) baking dish to cool. Meanwhile, in microwaveable bowl, stir rice vinegar with sugar and salt. Heat 30 sec. to 1 min. or until steaming. Stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Toss rice with mixture; cool completely.

  • Step 2

    Place sesame seeds in shallow dish. Using wet hands, divide rice into 12 portions and roll into balls. Flatten each rice ball. Place an oyster in the centre. Seal oyster in rice and re-shape into ball. Roll in sesame seeds to coat. Repeat for 12 balls. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    Mix mayonnaise, chives, lemon zest and lemon juice.

  • Step 4

    Serve rice balls topped with mayonnaise mixture and nori strips.

Tip

Serve with wasabi and pickled ginger.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (3 rice balls):
  • Calories 340
  • Fat 22 g
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Carbs 28 g
  • Sugar 0 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 180 mg