Crispy Rice Bombs
Crunchy, sticky, salty goodness… What could be more delicious than these quick and easy Japanese-inspired crispy rice bombs?
Perfect for a picnic, snack, or bento box, we just can’t get enough of these delicious rice balls! Perfectly balanced, crispy and crunchy, these rice bombs come together in less than 15 minutes, and with just 10 ingredients.
These onigiri-inspired Japanese Crispy Rice Bombs are loaded up with wasabi flecked avo smash, diced cucumber and loads of crispy crunchy bits. The combo is utterly addictive and much easier to throw together than traditional sushi. We build even more flavour and texture by giving the bombs a brush with vegan-friendly Kikkoman teriyaki, and searing the balls in a dry pan until the rice turns deliciously crispy and golden.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is this gluten-free?
This recipe can be adapted to gluten free with a few simple changes. Rice is naturally gluten-free, however many brands of soy sauce, teriyaki sauce and some of our suggested toppings are not. Check the labels and opt for alternatives to suit your dietary needs. Many large brands now carry gluten free soy and teriyaki. Tempura scraps, and onion crisps, can be swapped out for more peanuts, sprouts and crispy seaweed.
Is this dish vegan?
Absolutely! Choose a furikake free from animal products and opt for vegan-friendly mayo for even more umami deliciousness.