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« on: January 10, 2006 09:14:02 AM »

I got these cool triangular onigiri molds from ebay....and I wanna make some rice balls!
does anyone have any creative recepies cause my family is full of picky eaters and they wont eat just anything (i am the only adventurous one)
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2006 11:33:11 AM »

I know this is totally old, but I just finished making some crazy yummy rice balls with an onigiri mold like yours that makes them super easy to make! This makes a filling for about 4-5 rice balls (about 2 tsp filling each)

3-4 cups fresh cooked rice
6 shrimp (frozen in a bag works fine, just defrost 'em  Smiley )
2-3 Tbsp. Mayonnaise
Black pepper to taste
Cayenne pepper to taste
Garlic powder to taste (I'd suggest putting a lot in!)
Onion powder to taste

Cut up your shrimp into tiny peices. I should make about a little less than 1/4 cup. Add the mayonnaise, and seasonings. Mix well. fill the onigiri mold about 1/3-1/2 of the way full with rice, stuffing the rice down onto the bottom of the mold (push hard, so the riceball will stick together) make an indent in the middle of the riceball, and fill it with the filling. put more rice on top up to the edge of the mold. put the lid-thing on, and squish! it'll make a weird noise, but unless everything suddenly falls out, it'll be allright  Grin

My boyfriend who HATES rice, loves these things. I've also done similar recipes with fake crab, and canned tuna. If someone in your family *loves* pickles, try that too. Onigiri is just a sandwich made with rice. any type of 'salad' sandwich filling you'd eat, you can totally try in a riceball.

Another great place for easy japanese cooking: http://www.cookingcute.com
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2006 11:38:36 AM »

for the rice balls i make, i use tuna fish salad made the normal way and add curry powder to it. then i just but it in the rice ball. Also i have added avacados and cucumbers to the curryed tuna one of my favs. Also if your family is full of picky eaters just try using regular tuna salad its yummy with rice. Good luck
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2006 07:36:46 AM »

Onigiri is great for those who are really picky! I remember that at one point, a good friend of mine was over, and we hand-made riceballs. We were terrible at it, but the tuna filling we added went over great with her little brother that night when she needed to babysit. He's picky, too. Wouldn't eat anything other than ramen for a while  Grin

« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2007 12:03:04 AM »

Hey! I made these last night, except i make them by hand (the rice doesn't stick if your hands are wet, so just keep a bowl of water next to you and rinse between each one.  I was reading up on them in japan and the favorite filling of men is salmon, and the favorite filling of women and children in tuna with mayo!

I put in:
*tiny salmon, tuna, mackrel or whatever fish patties(rounded teaspoon size) made with bread crumbs and mayo, (really wet) seared on both sides in olive oil- my husbands favorite- and if you make them by hand (not sure with molds) the fish distributes itself evenly throughout the whole onigiri because it is soft and moist <--my dinner last night

*in the canned fish section they have many flavored *fish steak* packets, with a much fresher flavor than the cans, i use these flavors (they even have teriyaki) or i take plain and saute it in flavored oil (red chili or garlic) before i break it into pieces.

*Prepackaged onigiri mix (i had a korean market near me and stocked up before i moved) this is like a seasoning packet made of things like sesame seeds, benito (fish) flakes, dried apricot or plum, dried bits of various pickled vegetables. Delicious!  worth picking up if you ever see them, or make your own

*beef, pork or chicken, flavored how you like it

* various vegetables or anything that goes into sushi (mushrooms, omelette, avacado, cucumber, fish row, etc.)

* don't forget the nori (seaweed) wrap on the outside, or make cute faces- but! if you do this, let them cool before putting into tupperware or the nori gets all soggy and weird Tongue

Oh i love stuff like this, my husband thinks im so weird, haha
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2007 07:25:31 PM »

I'd love to know more about onigiri.  I enjoy sushi, and I'm familiar with nigiri in the context of "rectangular rice ball with raw fish on top", but I gather this is something a bit different?  Rice balls with various ingredients in the interior of the rice ball?  Please enlighten me...

« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2007 07:44:46 PM »


(Have you ever seen anyone eating big rice triangles with a strip of seaweed wrapped over one edge? It doesn't have to be triangles (or have seaweed on it at all), but they show up a lot.)

You can make them by hand, or there are a lot of different mold shapes.

In other words, I did a google search  Grin. (Above sentences are filled with picture links.)

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2007 12:56:38 AM »

I just use some furikake mixed in with my rice. I also have use furikake and a beaten egg, mixed into the hot rice, and then toasted the rice balls in a lightly oiled pan. Tasty!

You can put pretty much any thing in onigiri....it is like a sandwich, think of fillings you would like in bread and it mostly works.....a thin slice of cheese and some chopped tomato is good even.

More traditonal ones have things like mackerel, umeboshi, pickled vegtables, bits of curry, and also mayo-salad fillings (like tuna salad, shrimp salad or crab salad)

So pretty much go crazy and follow your taste and mood. Left overs are great fillings since you can make one or two with out wasting fillings.
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