Low FODMAP Japanese Sushi Balls with Salad

Ingredients

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Servings:

Japanese Sushi Balls

250   microwave medium grain brown rice (pre-cooked)*
2   rice wine vinegar*
60   mayonnaise*
210   plain pink salmon (canned) (drained)*
3   sesame seeds*
1   nori (seaweed) sheets*

Salad

120   baby spinach
2   orange (peeled & diced)
120   carrot (peeled into ribbons)
1   small cucumbers (peeled & cut into chunks)

Sweet Chilli Soy Dressing

1   rice wine vinegar*
1   soy sauce*
1   neutral oil (rice bran, canola, sunflower)
2.5   sweet chilli sauce*

* See the FODMAP Tips, Dairy Tips and Gluten Free Tips for the ingredient notes above the method.

Equipment

  • large mixing bowl

Japanese Sushi Balls with Sweet Chilli Sauce

PREP IN 20 MIN SERVES 4
BY ALANA SCOTT REVIEWED BY Kate Watson (RD)
FEATURED IN Dinner, Lunch

These low FODMAP sushi balls make a lovely lunch time salad and are quick to make. You can find my recipe for low FODMAP sweet chilli sauce here.

  • Gluten Free Option
  • Low FODMAP
  • Dairy Free
  • Egg Free
  • Nut Free
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Nutrition per serve

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Calories 329
Fat 14.2g
Saturates 1.9g
Protein 17.5g
Carbs 35.3g
Sugars 11.5g
Fibre 5.6g
Salt 0.5g
Iron 3.2mg
Calcium 314.6mg
Calories 329
Fat 14.2g
Saturates 1.9g
Protein 17.5g
Carbs 35.3g
Sugars 11.5g
Fibre 5.6g
Salt 0.5g
Iron 3.2mg
Calcium 314.6mg
Calories 329
Fat 14.2g
Saturates 1.9g
Protein 17.5g
Carbs 35.3g
Sugars 11.5g
Fibre 5.6g
Salt 0.5g
Iron 3.2mg
Calcium 314.7mg
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  1. Microwave the rice according to packet directions. Then open the pouch and pour the rice wine vinegar over the rice, leave it to soak in.
  2. Open the tinned salmon and drain. Shred the nori sheet into small flakes. In a medium sized bowl combine the mayonnaise, salmon, crushed nori, and rice. Stir until it is combined well.
  3. Using wet hands (so the mixture doesn’t stick) measure out the mixture using a tablespoon. Roll each tablespoon into a small ball (about the size of a walnut. 4 sushi balls per serve). Pour the sesame seeds onto a plate and roll each ball until lightly covered in sesame seeds.
  4. Make the salad. Measure out the baby spinach, peel and dice the oranges, peel the carrot into ribbons, peel and cut the cucumber into chunks.
  5. Make the salad dressing by combining the rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce and rice bran oil in a small jar or bowl. Mix until well combined.
  6. Plate the salad and sushi balls into the recommended number of serves, and drizzle with sweet chilli soy dressing.

Buying Tips

Make sure you buy plain canned salmon that doesn’t have added high FODMAP ingredients like onion or garlic. You can use fresh salmon if you prefer, but you will need to cook it first.

Nori sheets are found in most Asian food stores and should be stocked in your local supermarket.

Try and find a sweet chilli sauce that is garlic and onion free and doesn't contain other high FODMAP ingredients like honey or high fructose corn syrup. If you can’t find one you, try making our low FODMAP sweet chilli Sauce.

Choose a medium-grain brown or white rice that can be cooked quickly in the microwave.

The amount of wheat in regular soy sauce is low FODMAP, however if you are feeling concerned you can buy gluten free soy sauce (Tamari).

Choose a mayonnaise that does not include onion or garlic powder. We like using Best Foods Mayonnaise (Lite or regular).

Gluten Free Tips

If you are highly sensitive to gluten, check all packaged products, processed meat (like bacon), nuts, seeds and dried fruit do not contain a warning for trace gluten. If you are just on the low FODMAP diet you do not need to worry about this.

Dairy Free Tips