Put the rice in a container and use a pestle to mash it up. Add a bit of water (1~2 tablespoons) a little at a time as you go. If using cold rice, see Step 6.
Divide Step 1 into three portions and set one portion on plastic wrap at a time. Flatten with a spoon. Roll up about 15 g of anko into a ball and place on top of the rice.
Wrap it up into a ball with a gap in the bottom.
Put the sesame seeds in a dish and roll the balls from Step 3 in them until coated.
You can also use dry-roasted sesame seeds. In this case, you can skip Step 5.
Shape with your hands, then lightly cook in a non-stick pan while rolling it around.
If using cold rice, put the rice into a dish, add 1/2 tablespoon of water on top, wrap lightly with plastic wrap, and heat in the microwave for 1:30.
For some tips on how to eat it even more deliciously, see the hints.
Story Behind this Recipe
I was selected as a recipe tester, so I came up with a recipe for a snack using a lot of sesame.
When adding water to the rice, add a little at a time while keeping an eye on it If there's not enough, it will be hard. If you warm it in the microwave for 20~30 seconds or in an oven for 6 minutes, it's delicious.