Marshallese chukuchuk are delicious rice balls that are rolled in fresh grated coconut. I wanted to make them just because of their fun name. These are made in the Marshall Islands for every special occasion. It is yet another very simple recipe to prepare. All you need is some good rice like calrose and some fresh grated coconut. Of course coconuts are are found all over the islands. The sweetness of the grated coconut added nice flavor to the steamed rice. It was a perfect side dish to the grilled snapper and pineapple. Rice although it is imported is a staple ingredient in Marshallese cuisine.
Marshallese Chukuchuk (Rice Balls in Coconut)
- 2 cups calrose rice
- 1 coconut meat shredded
- Prepare the calrose rice according to package directions. The steamed rice should be a little sticky when steamed
- grate the meat of a coconut.
- When the rice is cool enough to handle, roll them into balls about the size of a golf ball
- roll them in the grated coconut and serve with fish or chicken