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Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)

Onigiri, or rice balls, are easy to make and have major kid-appeal because the whole family can eat onigiri with their fingers or attempt it with chopsticks.

Onigiri, or rice balls, are easy to make and have major kid-appeal because the whole family can eat onigiri with their fingers or attempt it with chopsticks.
Onigiri, or rice balls, are easy to make and have major kid-appeal because the whole family can eat onigiri with their fingers or attempt it with chopsticks.

Onigiri

Yields 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Japanese short-grain rice

  • 1 tablespoon minced purple basil

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  • 6 shiso leaves or nori

  • 2 tablespoons gomasio


Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine rice and water. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes.

  2. Remove pan from the heat. Add basil and toss with a wooden spoon, cover pan with a tea towel and set aside for 15 minutes.

  3. Form rice into six balls or triangles, using your hands.

  4. Brush with sesame oil and set on shiso leaves or wrap with nori.

  5. Sprinkle with gomasio and serve.


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