I completely wish I could say I just thought of this recipe. However, this recipe was due to the failure of having proper ingredients in our kitchen. I love rice balls due to the vinegar punch……but there is currently no vinegar in my house other than balsamic. This creates a problem when one is desperately craving rice balls. Luckily, with a few adjustments I discovered a whole new world to rice balls- Thai rice balls!
The lime flavor blends perfectly with the coconut milk and removes that bit of sweetness you can often get with coconut milk. Add the scallions for crunch and a bit of vinegar bite, peanuts for more crunch and wa-lah! I’ve been enjoying these with sweet and sour carrots (coming next). They’re much more fun than plain rice. I have had a few plain too and they’re quite delicious on their own too.
Thai Rice Balls
- 2 cups sushi rice
- 3 cups water
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 6 finely chopped scallions
- 1/4 cup raw peanuts finely chopped
- 1/8 cup sesame seeds
What crazy meals have you made when you find out that you don’t have a key ingredient while cooking?