Seaweed Rice Balls

Introduction:

Seaweed rice balls are a delicious and healthy snack that is perfect for any occasion. Made with fresh seaweed and rice, they are packed with flavour and nutrition. These rice balls are an excellent way to add variety to your diet while reaping seaweed's many benefits.


Ingredients:


  • 1 cup of sushi rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 sheets of dried seaweed, such as nori or dulse
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped carrots
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped seaweed, such as wakame or kelp
  • 1/4 cup of sesame seeds

Directions for preparation:


  • Rinse the sushi rice in cold water until the water runs clear.
  • Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan and add the rice.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cover the saucepan with a lid.
  • Cook the rice for 18-20 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the rice sit, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Mix the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Stir the vinegar mixture into the rice and let it cool.
  • Soak the dried seaweed sheets in water for a few minutes until they are soft.
  • Drain the seaweed and chop it into small pieces.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooled rice, chopped seaweed, green onions, carrots, mushrooms, and sesame seeds.
  • If desired, form the mixture into small balls and roll them in extra sesame seeds.
  • Serve the rice balls with soy sauce or a dipping sauce of your choice.


Why this recipe and seaweed have advantages:

Seaweed is a nutrient-dense food that is packed with vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent source of iodine, essential for a healthy thyroid and metabolism. Seaweed is also rich in antioxidants, which can help protect your body from damage caused by free radicals. Seaweed is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids essential for heart health. This recipe is a delicious and easy way to add more seaweed to your diet.


Final words:

We hope you enjoy this recipe for seaweed rice balls. If you're looking for fresh and high-quality seaweed products, look no further than Herbal Vineyard. We offer a wide range of seaweed products sourced from the freshest and most sustainable sources. We are dedicated to providing you with high-quality products and excellent customer service. Please visit our website and try our seaweed products today. You won't be disappointed!


References


  • Shannon, E., & Abu-Ghannam, N. (2019). Seaweeds as nutraceuticals for health and nutrition. Phycologia, 58(5), 563-577.
  • Peñalver, R., Lorenzo, J. M., Ros, G., Amarowicz, R., Pateiro, M., & Nieto, G. (2020). Seaweeds as a functional ingredient for a healthy diet. Marine Drugs, 18(6), 301.

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