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Temari Sushi Recipe Round Sushi Ball

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Serving(s): 1


Cucumber 4
Salomon 2
Jap. Mayonnaise * 1 Tbsp
Round-Grain Rice (cooked) * 2 Cup
Soy Sauce * 2 Tbsp
Tuna 30 gr


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Recipe Information

Vegetarian: no
Vegan: no
Lactose: no
Gluten: yes
Calories: ~ 360
Difficulty: 1/3
Country: japanisch
Category: Sushi
Preparation: 15 Min.
Cooking Time 10 Min.
Total Time 25 Min.
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Small round sushi balls also known as temari sushi is a kind of sushi that is perfect for bento boxes and a day out with the family and friends. The sushi balls are easy to prepare and can be made in many different ways.

Why make rice balls?

Temari sushi perfect for a day out as well as for events and is the ideal Japanese finger food. The preparation is quick and the only time-consuming part with this recipe is probably the preparation of the sushi rice. The advantage of this sushi compared to regular sushi is the shelf-life as well as the round form. Guests can just pick the small balls from the buffet and enjoy. The rice balls are also perfect in bento boxes and you can take it along anywhere.

Suitable toppings

  • Salmon pieces
  • Other kinds of fish pieces
  • Katsuobushi Flakes
  • Cheese, sandwhich cheese
  • Nori
  • Fish Eggs
  • Finely and long chopped cucumber slices
  • Thin and long radish slices
  • Perilla leaves

Suitable garnish

  • Wasabi
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lemon peel
  • Spices such as dill
  • Sesame seeds
  • Katsuobushi Flakes

How long can I keep temari sushi?

After you’ve prepared the temari sushi, it‘s important to check the shelf-life of the topping. Fish shouldn’t be kept for longer than 2 days. I’m not too worried here as I’m sure that you’ll consume the sushi on the day of making it. Vegetable ones can be kept longer but taste best when eaten fresh.

How much do I have to spend on ingredients?

This kind of sushi is affordable compared to regular sushi. In this case you don’t need the sushi mat and the seaweed. As with normal sushi the ingredients are your choice and at the end of the day you decide how much you want to spend on the ingredients.

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  1. Prepare and cook the sushi rice.

  2. To make it easy to form the balls, use some cling film cut into quarters.

  3. Now put each of the selected toppings (salmon, mackerel, thin cucumbers slices, tuna...) into the middle of a cling film piece.

  4. Put a little bit of wasabi onto each topping. In case you don’t like wasabi, leave it out. You can also use mayonnaise or other firm sauces as an alternative.

  5. Add a small amount of rice onto the topping. Try it first and see how much rice you want to use.

  6. Now wrap up all four ends of the cling film in order to form a ball. Press it together firmly to maintain the round shape.

  7. The temari sushi is ready. As you can see, it’s really easy to make. Of course you can combine the toppings and on the picture you can see some of my selected ingredients.

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