Sticky Rice Beef Balls
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  • 8 cups cooked Japanese "sushi" rice
  • 1 lb sirloin steak
  • 3 stalks green onion sliced into small rings
  • ½ cup Mirin
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅔ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  1. Put your cooked rice in a bowl and set aside.
  2. First you'll need to very thinly slice your sirloin into ⅛" thick slices. To achieve this it is best if you place meat in freezer for about 40 minutes then remove and slice right away.
  3. In a medium sauce pan over medium high heat add your mirin, water, soy sauce and ground ginger. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add your thin meat slices and cook until desired temperature is reached. Once temperature is reached (Usually will only take about 2-3 minutes to cook through) add your green onions and let boil for another 45 seconds.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Take about 2 tbsp of meat at time and chop into smaller pieces. Next, wetting your hands first (do not skip this, it will prevent the rice from sticking to your hands) add aboutt ¼ cup of rice. Using your thumb make an indent in the middle or rice and add your meat. Next take about another ¼ cup of rice with your other hand and place on top of the rice/meat nest. Place palms together and form a ball until rice comes together and stays. Repeat this step until all rice/meat is used up. This may leave you with a little extra meat, in which case I like to pour the sauce of the rice balls and add some meat on the side for serving.
Recipe by My Lavender Blues at