Thursday, November 20, 2014
Do You Make Rice Balls For Your Toddler? Do You Have Any Recipes Or Advice For A Newbie?
When we took Lil' Chow, the family packed his bags with an array of his favorite snack foods, a container of miso soup, and a package of homemade rice balls.
So now I'm trying to make soup and rice balls. The balls are essential because I'm cooking more rice than ever before, and we don't finish even the 2-cup minimum that the new Japanese rice maker cooks each time. Plus, they could be a great part of the vegetarian lunches that I'll need to pack for daycare.
So does anyone out there make rice balls for their toddlers? I have read recipes and blogs. I know that I can use the leftover rice and flavor them in an endless number of ways. But I'd love some suggestions about what kids really eat. And whether I should make the balls with warm rice, then put them in the fridge. Or whether I could use cold rice to make them "fresh" the next morning.
Frankly, I'll take any advice. It's a fun, new technique, and Lil' Chow seems always hungry.