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Authentic Onigiri

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Onigiri are rice balls wrapped in seaweed. They form a part of Japanese cuisine. Onigiri or rice balls are formed in different shapes like round, oval, triangular. Sometimes onigiri are filled with different fillings and flavors. You can often find one onigiri in a Bento box.
Ingredients
  Cooked short grain rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salmon pieces 250 Gram (Bite size pieces)
  Nori sheets 2 , strips
  Salted water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Rice seasoning 1 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1. Wet hands in salted water and take a small amount of the rice and mold into a round ball with both hands.
2. Wrap the ball with nori strips, set aside.
3. Another version using onigiri mold. Fill both the sides of the onigiri mold with rice halfway.
4. On one half of the mold. place the salmon piece then top with rice.
5. Close the onigiri mold with the cover and press it done.
6. Take off the cover, flip and press the push buttons to pop out the onigiri.
7. Wrap the rice ball with dry seaweed.

SERVING
8. Garnish with rice seasoning if desired and serve.

Things You Will Need
Onigiri Mold

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Japanese
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Assembled
Ingredient: 
Rice
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Japanese rice balls

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