August 08, 2019

This is a fun, meaty take on the humble rice ball. Everything is better when wrapped in bacon; enough said. This is a filling snack and lunch box idea - it's so cute that kids would love it too!


  • 500g of cooked Grain Guru Sushi Rice, cooled to room temperature
  • ½ pack streaky bacon
  • 1 tbs corn starch


  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tsp corn starch

Cooking instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce together and set aside.
  2. Wet your hands gently and shape the cooked rice into oval sized nuggets (palm size).
  3. Pack the rice tight enough so that the rice ball does not crumble when it is set to stand on a surface.
  4. Gently pat some corn starch onto the surface of the rice balls.
  5. Wrap the raw bacon over the rice balls, use as many as it takes to cover each ball.
  6. Over a low heat, grill the rice balls until the bacon is cooked through.
  7. Once cooked, set to cool on a kitchen towel.
  8. In the same warm pan, pour in the sauce mixture and stir until it becomes viscose.
  9. Plate the rice balls and drizzle the sauce over to serve.
  10. Garnish with coriander.

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