Sticky Rice Balls


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time25 mins
  • Makes4 adult servings
Sticky Rice Balls

Photo: Maya Visnyei

If your kids are turning their noses up at plain rice, try this fun sesame-studded sticky rice balls recipe instead, inspired by reader Christine Hayes of Petitcodiac, NB. It's vegetarian and gluten-free.


  • 1 1/4 cup water

  • 1 cup sushi rice, well rinsed and drained

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 3/4 cup toasted sesame seeds


  • Combine water, rice and salt in a small pot and bring to a boil. Cover pot, turn heat to low and simmer gently for 15 min or until water is absorbed and rice is cooked.

  • Remove from heat and let stand 5 min. When rice has cooled slightly, wet hands and roll into 1-in. balls. Roll in sesame seeds to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 289, Protein 7g, Carbohydrates 39g, Fat 12g, Fibre 3g, Sodium 300mg.


Try serving this with our Peanutty Baked Chicken.

Originally published in the Today's Parent April 2014 issue.

This article was originally published on Mar 18, 2014

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