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japanese onigiri recipes
Japanese rice balls are called onigiri or omusubi. They are usually shaped into rounds or triangles by hand. They’re fun to make and are a staple of Japanese lunchboxes (bento). Much like sandwiches in the West, onigiri is readily available in convenience stores across Japan and are great for a quick and easy snack. Recently, they have enjoyed a surge of popularity among food trucks, where they are made fresh and grilled lightly to order. However, making onigiri at home is irresistibly economical and easy.

Yields 8

Serves 8

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japanese onigiri,Japanese Rice Balls

Japanese rice balls are called onigiri or omusubi. They are usually shaped into rounds or triangles by hand. They’re fun to make and are a staple of Japanese lunchboxes (bento). Much like sandwiches in the West, onigiri is readily available in convenience stores across Japan and are great for a quick and easy snack. Recently, they have enjoyed a surge of popularity among food trucks, where they are made fresh and grilled lightly to order. However, making onigiri at home is irresistibly economical and easy.

5 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups steamed Japanese rice
  • Dash salt (or to taste)
  • Optional: black sesame seeds
  • Optional: 1 to 2 sheets of dried nori seaweed
  • For the Fillings
  • Optional: ume (pickled plum)
  • Optional: grilled salted salmon (small chunks)

Instructions

  1. Cut each nori sheet into 8 to 9 strips and put about a half cup of steamed rice in a rice bowl.
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  3. Wet your hands with water so that the rice won’t stick.
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  5. Then rub some salt on your hands.
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  7. Place the steamed rice on your hand, making sure it is dense and thick.
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  9. Put your favorite filling, such as umeboshi or grilled salmon on the rice and push the filling into the rice lightly.
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  11. Hold the rice between your palms.
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  13. Form the rice into a round, a triangle, or a cylinder by pressing lightly with your both palms. Roll the rice ball in your hands a few times, pressing lightly.
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  15. Wrap the rice ball with a strip or two of nori, or sprinkle some sesame seeds on them.
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  17. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Fillings can vary, so it's good to use your favorites. You can put almost anything in an onigiri; try grilled salmon, pickled plums, beef, pork, turkey, katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes) seasoned with soy sauce, or tuna with mayonnaise. If you're in the mood for a warm meal, just toast your onigiri lightly for 2 to 3 minutes per side on a pan brushed with sesame oil. The outer layer of rice will get toasty and golden-brown and a little bit crackly.

Tags

Cuisines
Japanese
Courses
Main Course
Diet
pescetarian
Allergy
gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
treenut free
mustard free

Nutrition

Calories

358 cal

Fat

1 g

Carbs

79 g

Protein

7 g
7.8.1.2
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Directions

  1. Cut each nori sheet into 8 to 9 strips and put about a half cup of steamed rice in a rice bowl.
    japanese onigiri recipes
  2. Wet your hands with water so that the rice won’t stick.
    japanese onigiri recipes
  3. Then rub some salt on your hands.
    japanese onigiri recipes
  4. Place the steamed rice on your hand, making sure it is dense and thick.
    japanese onigiri recipes
  5. Put your favorite filling, such as umeboshi or grilled salmon on the rice and push the filling into the rice lightly.
    japanese onigiri recipes
  6. Hold the rice between your palms.
    japanese onigiri recipes
  7. Form the rice into a round, a triangle, or a cylinder by pressing lightly with your both palms. Roll the rice ball in your hands a few times, pressing lightly.
    japanese onigiri recipes
  8. Wrap the rice ball with a strip or two of nori, or sprinkle some sesame seeds on them.
    japanese onigiri recipes
  9. Serve and enjoy!

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