Onigiri

— Chef's Note —

"Nothing beats a jelly-filled donut!" - Brock

Onigiri are Japanese rice balls. They come in a variety of fillings, including chicken, tuna, and salmon. More traditional fillings include bonito flakes and soy sauce, roe, and chopped Japanese pickles (tsukemono). You can also experiment with different shapes - round, square, trianglular, and so on.

Of course, if you think Brock would never lie to you, you can also try these rice ball donuts.

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How to Make Onigiri

— Ingredients —

white rice
4 cups white rice
(uncooked, short-grain)
water
5 cups water
filling
filling
(of your choice)
toasted seaweed wrappers
toasted seaweed wrappers
(nori)
furikake
furikake
(optional)

— Instructions —

  1. Place the rice in a sieve and rinse under cold water (about two minutes).
  2. Cook rice, preferably using a rice cooker. If boiling rice over the stove, bring pot of water and rice to a boil and let simmer until the rice has absorbed the water (about 12 minutes).
  3. Let rice cool enough to be handled(about 5 minutes).
  4. Using your hands, shape the rice into a ball that will fit in the palm of your hand.
  5. Make a well in the rice and spoon in some filling.
  6. Shape the ball to cover the filled well with rice.
  7. Before eating, wrap the onigiri with seaweed(as in the above picture).

How to Make Spicy Tuna or Salmon Filling

— Ingredients —

tuna or salmon
1/2 lb. tuna or salmon
(diced, fresh)
mayonnaise
4-5 tablespoons mayonnaise
green onions
2 green onions
hot chile oil
1 teaspoon hot chile oil
toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

— Instructions —

  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together.

How to Make Spicy Vegetable Filling

— Ingredients —

water
1/4 cup water
flour
1/4 cup flour
cornstarch
1 teaspoon cornstarch
zucchini
1 cup zucchini
(grated)
carrots
1/4 cup carrots
(grated)
green onions
2 green onions
hot chile paste
2 teaspoons hot chile paste
hot chile oil
1 teaspoon hot chile oil
toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
salt
salt
(as desired)

— Instructions —

  1. In a small bowl, combine water, flour, and cornstarch. If batter is too thin, add more flour.
  2. In another bowl, mix remaining ingredients together.
  3. Add just enough of the flour batter to the vegetable mixture so not to overwhelm the veggies (may not use all of the batter).
  4. Mix until well combined.

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— See Also —

Aprijuice
Poffins
Rice Ball Donuts