Turkey, Rice, and Vegetable Balls

These rice balls are irresistibly savory and flavorful. They’re perfect for a party, or just a weeknight meal.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1⁄2 lb. ground turkey
  • 1⁄4 cup finely diced carrot
  • 1 large scallion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. spicy sesame oil
  • 1 cup mixed salad greens


  • Rinse the rice well in a colander until the water runs clear. Bring rice, water, and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes and remove from heat. Let steam for 15 minutes. Reserve.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Sauté turkey until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots to the pan and simmer until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Place half of the rice in a large bowl. Add the turkey mixture and scallion. Stir in soy sauce and sesame oil. Combine well. Form the mixture into golf ball-sized rounds. Reserve remaining rice for another use.
  • Place rice balls on a platter with greens.