22 May 2011

Rice Balls (Onigiri)

Every time I watch anime the characters seems to be enjoying a great deal of delicious rice balls. When I couldn't take the salivating anymore, I made my own. Here's how I finally managed to make them with a definable shape and flavor.


sushi rice
optional: sesame seeds, fillings of your choice

  1. Cook up sushi rice. When it's done, leave the lid on and let it steam 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Immediately turn sushi out into a wide bowl and turn it over with a wooden spoon, fluffing it evenly.
  3. While the rice is still warm, sprinkle it generously with salt. Or salt and sesame seeds.
  4. Soak a clean towel and wring it out thoroughly. Cup your hands loosely under the towel and use the spoon to put some rice into the towel.
  5. Spoon filling into the middle. Wrap rice around it and gently guide it into a triangular or spherical shape.
  6. Immediately wrap tightly in plastic wrap. You can now refrigerate it or eat it.
  7. Optional: toast a little seaweed and use it to hold the tasty rice ball, eating both together.

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