This is a thread to share recipes for our favorite Japanese/Korean/Chinese dishes, or dishes we may not have eaten but that we would like to try to prepare or that we find interesting.
Note: If possible, please include a pic of the recipe you're posting.
Here’s my first contribution to this thread :):
Rice balls are called onigiri in Japanese. Rice balls are usually shaped into rounds or triangles by hands. Onigiri are often put in Japanese bento lunch boxes.
• 4 cups steamed Japanese rice
• 8 strips of dried nori (seaweed)
• Salt to taste
• *For fillings:
• ume (pickled plum) / grilled salted salmon (small chunks) / kombu tsukudani
Cook steamed rice. Put about a half cup of steamed rice in a rice bowl. Make a dent in the center of the rice and place fillings, such as ume (pickled plum), kombu tsukudani, and grilled salmon chunks. Wet your hands in water so that the rice won't stick. Rub some salt on your hands. Place the rice in the rice bowl on your hands. Form the rice into a round or a triangle, by pressing lightly with your both palms. Wrap the rice ball with a strip of nori.
Makes 8 rice balls.
Thanks to Hiroyuki Nagashima for the info!
How to make basic rice balls.
1. I paint a hand with water
2. I paint a palm with a little salt
3. I grasp rice