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  • by Gabriela Aparicio, Alexandra Inman

Spicy Salmon Rice Balls

Looking for something to spice up dinner at home (literally and figuratively!) or need a crowd-pleasing dish to take to a potluck? Here is our recipe for spicy salmon balls! Health Canada recommends that Canadians consume at least 2 servings of fatty fish per week to get enough omega-3 essential fatty acids - and canned salmon is a great way to do just that! Did you know that canned salmon can be a great source of calcium? Just pick the cans that say 'with the bones' (don't worry, the bones are soft and edible!) for a great calcium source. As always, if you try this recipe, tag us in your photos on Facebook and Instagram @VancouverDietitians!


  • sticky, sushi rice

  • 1 can salmon (packed in water)

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp mayo

  • 1-2 tsp sriracha, to taste

  • 1 tsp chili garlic sauce

  • 1 scallion, finely sliced

  • 1 sheet of nori, cut to size

  • seasame seeds


  1. Make the rice according to package instructions.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the canned salmon, mayo, sriracha, and chili garlic sauce.

  3. Mix in the scallions.

  4. Lightly moisten your hands with water to prevent rice from sticking. Grab roughly 1/2 cup of rice and roll into a ball. Flatten the rice ball slightly in one hand, add a spoonful of fish filling into center, close the rice over filling to cover. Shape into a ball.

  5. Repeat until all the rice and filling is used.

  6. Wash and dry hands.

  7. Add nori strips over the rice balls and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  8. Serve immediately, can also use ponzu or soy sauce for dipping!

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