The ingredient list is so simple even I had no trouble: sushi rice, honey, banana and walnuts (plus water for the rice.)
Rice and water goes into the rice cooker.
The banana and walnuts are minced and then combined with the honey.
Mix 'em up and I could eat it as is.
Rice is done! And they weren't kidding when they call it sticky rice.
Add the bananwalhoney concoction into the rice and mix it together.
Now the messy part. I had to put saran wrap in my mold (I chose a muffin tray) and add the rice mixture until it's packed well.
Pull it out carefully and we have our first rice ball.
I ended up getting nine with the mold I used. Recipe estimated I'd make 12-15 balls so I guess I'll use a smaller mold next time.
Bake 'em in the oven for about 18 minutes at 350.
Tasty test complete. Verdict: Success! The banana and honey flavors are not front and center but the ball will definitely serve its purpose as an energy source.
164 calories / 1g fat / 36g carbs / 3g protein