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91% would make again

Korean Rice Balls (Jumeokbap)

This dish literally translates to “fist rice.” It’s a super easy, kid-friendly dish that is packed with umami and savory flavors. We dare you to try and eat just one–it’s hard!

Tasty Team
Total Time

50 minutes

50 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

40 minutes

40 min

Total Time

50 minutes

50 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

40 minutes

40 min

Ingredients

for 12 balls

  • 2 cups uncooked sushi rice (400 g)
  • 3 cups water (720 mL)
  • 1 ½ cups ground beef (300 g), 90%
  • 2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • 2 ½ teaspoons sesame oil, divided
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons nori furikake, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • sesame seed, for garnish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 167
  • Fat 4g
  • Carbs 21g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 17g
  • Protein 4g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Add the sushi rice to a fine-mesh sieve and rinse under cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. Add the rice and 3 cups of water to a rice cooker. Cook according to the manufacturer's instructions. Once the rice has finished cooking, let cool until safe to handle.
  3. Meanwhile, add the ground beef, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, the brown sugar, garlic, green onions, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, and black pepper to a medium bowl and mix well to combine. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, or until the rice has cooled.
  4. Heat the canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef mixture and cook until the meat is browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the cooked rice, furikake, remaining ½ tablespoon soy sauce, remaining ½ teaspoon sesame oil, and ¼ teaspoon kosher salt and mix until well combined.
  6. Add the cooked ground beef to the rice mixture and gently stir until evenly incorporated. Season with more salt to taste.
  7. Shape the rice balls: Scoop ¼ cup of the rice mixture into your hands and roll into a ball. Repeat with the remaining rice mixture.
  8. Garnish the rice balls with sesame seeds and furikake.
  9. Enjoy!

Ingredients

for 12 balls

  • 2 cups uncooked sushi rice (400 g)
  • 3 cups water (720 mL)
  • 1 ½ cups ground beef (300 g), 90%
  • 2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • 2 ½ teaspoons sesame oil, divided
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons nori furikake, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • sesame seed, for garnish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 167
  • Fat 4g
  • Carbs 21g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 17g
  • Protein 4g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Add the sushi rice to a fine-mesh sieve and rinse under cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. Add the rice and 3 cups of water to a rice cooker. Cook according to the manufacturer's instructions. Once the rice has finished cooking, let cool until safe to handle.
  3. Meanwhile, add the ground beef, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, the brown sugar, garlic, green onions, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, and black pepper to a medium bowl and mix well to combine. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, or until the rice has cooled.
  4. Heat the canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef mixture and cook until the meat is browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the cooked rice, furikake, remaining ½ tablespoon soy sauce, remaining ½ teaspoon sesame oil, and ¼ teaspoon kosher salt and mix until well combined.
  6. Add the cooked ground beef to the rice mixture and gently stir until evenly incorporated. Season with more salt to taste.
  7. Shape the rice balls: Scoop ¼ cup of the rice mixture into your hands and roll into a ball. Repeat with the remaining rice mixture.
  8. Garnish the rice balls with sesame seeds and furikake.
  9. Enjoy!

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