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Japanese Rice Ball Onigiri Recipe To Try At Home

Onigiri, also known as Japanese rice balls, are a popular snack in Japan, filled with delicious ingredients and wrapped in nori seaweed.

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A Japanese short-grain rice dish with fillings like salmon, tuna, pickled plum, cucumber, carrot, nori seaweed sheets, sesame oil, soy sauce, or sake can be prepared.

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In the Nara period, rice was rolled into small balls for easy pick-up, while in the Heian period, it was made into rectangular shapes called tonjiki for easy eating.

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Rinse the rice thoroughly and cook according to package instructions.

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Create small circles or triangles of rice mixture, approximately 2 inches wide and 1 inch tall.

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Place a small amount of filling in the center of each circle/triangle (onigiri) and fold the sides.

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Gently wrap each onigiri with a nori sheet, ensuring they are securely adhered.

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Enjoy your homemade onigiri immediately or store it in an airtight container for up to a day.

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