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Onigiri

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Rice ball is called "Onigiri" in Japanese. Mostly it's shape is triangle and you can either mix ingredients into rice or fill your favorite ingredient in the rice ball, or both! There are many furikake (rice seasoning) products at Asian grocery stores, so try out and see how you like it done :D
Directions

MAKING
1. Put steamed rice in a bowl.
2. Mix furikake of your choice. (See the direction on it's package.)
3. Wet your hands in water so that the rice won't stick.
4. Place the seasoned rice on your hand.
5. Form the rice into a triangle by pressing lightly with your palms.

SERVING
6. Serve immediately

NOTES
Variations or filled versions can be made as follows
1. Put steamed rice in a bowl.
2. Wet your hands in water so that the rice won't stick.
3. Place the rice on your hand.
4. Make a hole in the center of the rice and place the filling. Form the rice into a triangle by pressing lightly with your palms. You can wrap your Onigiri with a strip or a sheet of nori seaweed if you want."

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Japanese
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Mixing
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
2 Minutes
Ready In: 
7 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Onigiri are classic Japanese rice balls that are shaped by hand. This is a simple but delicious recipe that is ideal for beginners in Japanese cuisine.

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