Packed with sticky Sushi Rice, learn how to make homemade crispy rice and serve for a satisfying bite-sized crunch. When you pile on our tempting spicy crab and avocado topping, which boasts all the bold flavors of a spicy California roll, this appetizer is simply irresistible!
Cook rice according to package directions. Stir in vinegar, sesame oil, salt and sugar. Spread rice on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Let cool completely. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or until well chilled.
Using wet hands, press 2 tbsp chilled rice into 2-inch round cookie cutter; transfer to parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining rice (you should have 24 rounds).
Heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil in large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. In batches, cook rice rounds for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy, adding oil to pan as needed. Transfer to paper towel–lined tray.
In bowl, stir together crab, mayonnaise, sriracha and sesame oil; refrigerate until ready to use. In small bowl, mash together avocado, lemon juice and salt; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
To serve, top each crispy rice round with 1/2 tbsp spicy crab mixture and 1 tsp mashed avocado. Garnish with sesame seeds. Serve with pickled ginger, soy sauce and wasabi.
Alternatively, press rice into 2-inch square cutter, or use 2 tbsp to shape into ball, then press and flatten into a round. Repeat with remaining rice.
These crispy rice rounds are bite-sized cakes with a satisfying crunch! These little edible plates are perfect snacks for get-togethers. If you’re looking for different toppings for these delectable crispy rice cakes, Mahatma® Rice has got you covered.
If you can get your hands on some fresh sushi-grade filets, these Seared Tuna Crispy Rice Canapés will be another hit. Or, switch to citrusy Shrimp Ceviche for a zesty topping! In fact, why choose just one? Whip up all three for a crispy rice trifecta tray so you and your guests can sample a little of everything! Plan an appetizer menu that goes beyond seafood and that caters to every diet and palate; whether you have a guest list of vegetarians, meat lovers, or both, there’s something for everyone in our Game Day Snacks. And if anyone is craving something sweet, try this irresistible Arroz con Leche Peruvian recipe – a classic dessert that won’t disappoint!
For Tik Tok-inspired appetizers that are mouthwatering yet picture-perfect, follow these simple tips:
Sticky yet Simple: If you’re new to the sticky rice scene, our beginner’s guide to making homemade sushi includes a step-by-step guide to perfect that rice!
Optimize Prep Time: If you prep your sticky rice ahead of time, you can throw your medallions straight from the fridge into a pan. Also, don’t worry about browning: the lemon — or lime — juice will keep the mashed avocados that tempting green hue while you’re making the medallions!
No-Fail Frying: Give your rounds room in the frying pan otherwise you´ll get one big crispy rice platter rather than bite-sized appetizer rounds. Perhaps you want to put your air fryer to work!
Dip a pastry brush in oil and lightly coat the portioned rice; cook each side for 7-8 minutes at 400F.
Top it off: Your appetizers should be delicious from top to bottom, so make sure your crunchy cakes have a tempting topping! Sliced jalapeno, chives, and even crispy onions all bring unique textures and flavors to the table.
Find more tips like these for mastering all kinds of rice dishes in our cooking section! Learn how to make Spanish paella, a classic arroz con leche, or fried rice dish using specialty Mahatma® Rice varieties.