Korean Rice Balls · Joomuk Bap

For SHA Wellness Clinic
Thursday January 9th, 2020
Healthy nutrition

Melanie Waxman, our nutrition expert, has shared this Korean rice balls (Joomuk Bap) recipe that will give you energy and strength in your routine.

Preparation time

30 minutes



  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 soaked shitake mushrooms finely diced
  • 1 large carrot finely diced
  • 1 celery finely diced
  • 1 cup watercress minced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley or cilantro finely chopped
  • ¼ block firm tofu crumbled with a little ume vinegar added
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Shoyu
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • A few slices ginger pickle finely diced
  • Dash mirin
  • 2 tablespoons toasted black sesame seeds lightly cushed
  • ½ sheet toasted nori crumbled
  • Heat a skillet and add a little water. Lightly sauté the shiitake, carrots, celery and watercress. Add the tofu and season with shoyu. Remove from heat.
  • Into a large bowl, add the brown rice, a little salt, lemon juice, and a dash of mirin. Mix well.
  • Add the water sautéed veggies, ginger pickle and black sesame seeds to the rice, and mix well.
  • Add the crumbled nori and mix well.
  • Add a little salt and pepper if desired.
  • Shape into small rice balls with damp hands and serve.


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