Wrap the rice in cling film and form into a ball shape. It's better to make the bottom a little flat, like a pork bun, so that it doesn't roll around.
Using a knife, open up the crabstick and very carefully slice off the red part. Lay this red part of the crabstick over the rice. The thinner it is cut the more easily it will form it's shape around the rice.
Cut a circular piece of kamaboko (the white part of the imitation crab). If you use something around your kitchen as a puncher or a template you can cut a nice and neat circle. This time I used the lid of one of the seasoning containers for bento boxes.
Place this piece of kamaboko over a sheet of nori and cut a slightly larger circle around it.
Lay a thin strip of nori seaweed across the center of the pokeball and place on the button that was made in Step 4 to complete.
Story Behind this Recipe
Originally I was going to make something different but then I was suddenly asked to do something Pokemon themed that morning and this is what I came up with....
If you don't slice the imitation crab stick thinly enough then it won't fit around the rice very well. Wrapping everything in a sheet of cling film and then shaping will help everything come together nicely.