These cherry blossom rice balls are so beautiful to look at (and eat!) that you’d be crazy not to make them for your next picnic or girls get-together!
You can buy the pre-salted cherry blossoms in Japan from your local grocery store from about March-May. And even earlier in the year you could make these with plum tree flowers (which bloom about 1-2 months earlier than cherry blossoms).
Watch the fun video below for tips!
- Rice (freshly made, still warm) – 2 cups
- Cherry blossoms (salted)
- Plastic wrap
How to make:
- Soak cherry blossoms in water for 5min. Pat dry on a towel.
- Place plastic wrap on your hand, and arrange cherry blossom on the plastic. On top of this place a scoop of warm rice.
- Twist into a ball and mould with your hands into shape.