Vegan kimchi cream cheese stuffed rice balls. Dashi simmered rice is stuffed with a mixture of chopped kimchi and vegan cream cheese, rolled in panko and then baked in the oven. Served with sriracha cashew sauce and scallions.
If you haven’t noticed, I like to make a dish and then think about other ways that the ingredient or mixture of ingredients can be made into a different dish. It’s fun, but also a good way to maximize your prep time and minimize your shopping list. This is a good example of just that. I made Vegan Kombu Dashi Simmered Rice the other day and although I ate it all, I still had all the ingredients to make another batch (it’s super easy). The rice tasted so great that it got me thinking about what else could I make with it. I immediately thought about making fried rice (still going to do that) and straight up rice balls. The rice balls made me think about arancini, the Italian version of a rice ball using risotto rice and sometimes they are stuffed with cheese, breaded, and then fried. They are delicious, so I went ahead with that in mind to make these vegan kimchi cream cheese stuffed rice balls….