Sticky Rice Balls



10 min


4 adult servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 15 minutes
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
  • 7 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39 g,
  • Fat
  • 12 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 300 mg.


Try serving this with our Peanutty Baked Chicken.

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