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Pumpkin sushi rice balls recipe

Pumpkin sushi rice balls recipe

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Make your Halloween party extra special with this adorably spooky sushi, made with smoked salmon and crunchy cucumber. Not only are these treats super easy, but they're also dairy-free, so watch these disappear from the dinner table scarily fast! See method

  • Makes 12
  • 30 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 104 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free


  • 300g sushi rice
  • 9cm piece cucumber, cut into 12 cubes
  • 100g smoked salmon
  • 3 coriander stalks, cut into 12 pieces
  • 1 nori seaweed sheet
  • 50ml low-salt soy sauce, for dipping

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    1g 1%
  • Saturates

    0g 1%
  • Sugars

    1g 1%
  • Salt

    0.7g 12%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 20.1g Protein 4g Fibre 0.3g


  1. Cook the rice to pack instructions, then set aside until cool enough to handle. Wet your hands with water or a little oil so the rice doesn’t stick. Put about 1 tbsp rice in the palm of your hand and top with a cucumber cube. Add another 1 tbsp rice on top, then roll the rice around the cucumber until it’s completely covered and you have a solid rice ball. Repeat to make 12 balls.
  2. Using a round cookie cutter, cut the salmon into 12 x 5cm-wide circles and use to top each rice ball. Stick a coriander stalk into the rice to resemble a pumpkin stem. Cut triangle eyes and mouth shapes out of the seaweed and stick on top of the salmon for faces. Serve immediately with the soy sauce for dipping.

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