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How to Make Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)

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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

Cooking Recipe

Ingredients:
160g (5.7oz.) cooked white Japanese rice
furikake of your choice

Directions:
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.

When you use filling...
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.
5. 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.

How to Make Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)
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