Sushi Poppers

"These sushi poppers are tasty and do not require an expert to prepare. Young children would find these fun to make."
Sushi  Poppers created by Bergy
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  • In a large shallow dish, spread rice and sprinkle with seasoned rice vinegar and sesame seeds.
  • Using a wooden spoon, toss gently to combine, (DO NOT STIR or rice will clump).
  • Keep rice covered with a damp cloth if not using immediately.
  • Using wet fingers, place a rounded teaspoonful of rice in the palm of your hand and roll into a ball.
  • Make an indentation in the center with your finger.
  • Place your choice of desired filling in the indentation.
  • In small bowls, make up a combination of fillings that you enjoy.
  • Dip fingers into water and pack rice firmly around filling to make a small ball.
  • Repeat with remaining rice and your choice of filling.
  • Sprinkle each popper with toasted sesame seeds and a dot of wasabi paste and place on a platter.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and keep at room temperature until ready to serve.

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  1. Julie F
    These were very good, however I think I prefer traditional sushi. I missed the seaweed, and found rolling the traditional sushi easier than making these poppers. The flavor was very good though, and it was a nice change.
  2. CookinontheFly
    I can't tell you how happy I was to find this recipe! I was even happier after I made & sampled them. I kept it really simple the first time, using only cucumber & cream cheese as my filling. I just used rice and vinegar for the rice portion (no sesame seeds to be found, but I really wanted to try these). I first formed them exactly as directed, but they didn't look very pretty & they kind of fell apart. Sooo, I tried using my small Pampered Chef scooper (the one I use for cookie dough). I scooped up some rice and then pressed it into the scoop firmly to pack it tight. Next, I put my finger into the center to make a hole for the filling. I cut all of the cucumbers into small pieces before I started and topped with a small portion of cream cheese so they were ready to go when needed. Then I put the cucumber in & filled in the top with a little more rice mixture & popped them out onto a plate. Really simple, quick & absolutely delicious. I can't wait to try them again with some different fillings & sesame seeds. A wonderful answer to my sushi cravings at a fraction of the cost of going to a restaurant or buying them in the grocery store! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!!!
  3. simplemom
    I'm so, so happy that I have this recipe!! This was easy to assemble. I used smoked salmon, cream cheese, cucumber and avacado. These are so good!! Thanks for sharing! I'm making again tonight!!
  4. Classy Gal
    What a great way to enjoy sushi! I made mine stuffed with cucumber and albacore.
  5. hepcat1
    Although I have since learned how to make "real" sushi at home, this was a great way to make it before then! An easy way to get your sushi fix! Thanks, Uncle Bill!



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