Temari Sushi - Sushi Balls for Doll's Day

Temari Sushi - Sushi Balls for Doll's Day

Temari sushi is easy and mess-free to prepare with plastic wrap. The rice is on the sweeter side as it's for children.

Ingredients: For 12 sushi

Cooked white rice
350 g
☆ Vinegar
2 tablespoons
☆ Sugar
2 tablespoons
☆ Salt
1/2 teaspoon
Tuna (sashimi grade)
3 slices
Cucumber slices
Salmon roe
as needed
Sesame seeds
as needed
Spring onion
as needed


1. Add the ☆ ingredients in a microwave-proof dish, microwave for 30 seconds at 600 W, then mix well.
2. In a bowl, mix the cooked rice and Step 1 liquid. Thinly slice scallop into three. Remove the tails from the prawns. Thinly slice the tuna if needed.
3. Divide the sushi rice into 12 portions and form into balls using plastic wrap.
4. Prepare another sheet of plastic wrap and place the toppings and then the sushi ball on top. Wrap the plastic around to form the temari.
5. Twist tightly to form a ball.
6. Garnish with salmon roe, roasted sesame seeds or whatever else you like on top. Lay the temari sushi balls on shiso leaves.

Story Behind this Recipe

I have been making this dish for Doll's Day for the last few years. It is easy but looks great and is an ideal recipe for a busy moms.