Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)

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“Like Nori rolls but triangular.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
8 rice balls
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook the rice.
  2. Keep it warm, but let it cool enough so that it won't burn your hands.
  3. Cut each nori sheet into 9 strips.
  4. Wet your hands and sprinkle them with salt to prevent the rice from sticking to them.
  5. Mold a handful of rice into a triangular shape with an indentation in the middle.
  6. Press a piece of umeboshi into the indentation you left.
  7. Wrap the rice and umeboshi in Nori strips.
  8. Serve immediately or save for later.

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