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Japanese Rice Balls (Onigiri)

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6
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This is basically the PB&J of Japan and a great way to use up sushi rice. If you're packing these for lunch, wrap them in plastic wrap to keep them from drying out.
by: Voodoo Lily
Updated Aug 4, 2016
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  • 4 cups cooked calrose (sushi) rice
  • 2 sheets nori seaweed OR 6 nori snack strips (e.g., teriyaki flavor)

Possible fillings:

  • Umeboshi
  • Chopped pickles
  • Miso


  • 1
    Scoop a ball with wet hands and form a little pocket in the middle to stuff in your choice of fillings.
  • 2
    Cap the filling with more rice, form into a rounded triangle or ball and slap a little strip of nori on to keep your hands from getting messy when grabbing one. You can also wrap the balls completely, or just use one strip.

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