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Pork-Wrapped Rice Ball with Soft-Boiled Egg

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs

  • 300 grams pork belly

  • 300 grams cooked rice

  • 2 teaspoons yukari (seasoned red perilla)

  • Flour

  • 1/2 tablespoon oil

  • White sesame seeds

  • Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons sake

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 tablespoons mirin

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Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, boil some water with a drop of vinegar. Place eggs in and boil gently for 6 minutes.

  2. Place eggs in ice cold water to stop further cooking. Peel the eggs and set aside.

  3. Combine rice with yukari and mix together.

  4. Sprinkle on a little flour onto the boiled eggs. Place rice mixture onto a sheet of plastic wrap and place egg onto the center. Wrap into a ball, making sure the egg is completely covered with rice mixture.

  5. Wrap a few slices of bacon around the rice ball. Repeat to make a total of 3 rice balls.

  6. Heat some oil in a frying pan and place meat-wrapped rice balls on seam side down. Cook over high heat on all sides. turn heat down to medium. Add in soy sauce, sake, sugar and mirin and cook for 3 more minutes. Transfer rice balls to a plate and continue cooking the sauce until thickened.

  7. Pour thickened sauce over the rice balls and sprinkle white sesame seeds on top before serving.

Pork-Wrapped Rice Ball with Soft-Boiled Egg
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