Your Guide to Learning Onigiri
New to Onigiri? You’re in the right place! This page is your guide to making delicious Japanese rice balls. Let’s dive into the world of Onigiri together and turn your kitchen into a space for tasty creations!
Here are the basic onigiri ingredients: rice, nori, and salt. Explore the next section for delightful filling choices.
Nori is dried seaweed, crispy, and sold in sheets. It gives onigiri a unique ocean flavor.
A hint of salt enhances the overall taste. Opt for sea salt with small grains and mild saltiness for the best results.
Filling of Your Choice
Onigiri fillings are what you add inside the rice balls—whether salty, creamy, sour, or sweet, there are plenty of options. They bring a distinctive flavor to these delightful rice balls. Explore some of the most popular fillings in Japan.
Salmon is a top pick for onigiri filling. Grill a fresh salmon fillet or use ready-made salmon flakes for convenience.
Creamy tuna mayo filling is another great option. For an authentic taste, go for a Japanese brand like Kewpie.
Katsuobushi, or bonito flakes, add a delightful umami flavor to your onigiri. It’s also called okaka.
A delicious filling made from kombu seaweed simmered with mirin, soy sauce, and sugar.”
Pickled plum offers a unique salty and sour flavor that pairs well with plain Japanese rice.
Salted cod roe is made by marinating it in a mix of salty seasonings. Mentaiko is the spicy version.
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How To Make Onigiri Step By Step
1. Cook Rice
Rinse, soak, and cook Japanese rice in a pot.
2. Prepare Filling
Prepare a filling of your choice and gather all the ingredients.
Fill a small bowl with rice and add your filling in the center.
Hold the rice with both hands and shape it into triangles.
Wrap the rice with nori, ensuring the shiny side faces outward.
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