• 11/2 Cups water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 Tablespoons dry milk powder
  • 1 Cup Japanese rice (glutinous rice)
  • 11/2 Cups California raisins
  • 1 Cup finely chopped nuts or toasted sesame seeds


Measure water into saucepan; add vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, salt and powdered milk. Stir to dissolve milk powder. Add rice; heat and cook over low heat for 20 minutes, until liquid is completely absorbed and rice is done. Fold in raisins. Cool completely.

With wet hands, shape 1 tablespoons of rice into a ball. Roll in chopped nuts or toasted sesame seeds. Repeat for remainder. Chill. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 100 (Calories from Fat 33%); Total Fat 3 ( Saturated Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 15; Total Carbohydrate 13; Dietary Fiber 1; Protein 2; Calcium 28; Iron 1;

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