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Hi All.... I am trying to learn some new recipes for rice balls.
My 3 year old daughter loves them.
Anyone care to share some recipes?

Im just learning about Japanese food... so I am also interested in learning about other foods as well.
Thankyou!
Snowkeeper in Alaska
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maji

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Are those the riceballs older people at times choke and die of in Japan? I think I read once something like that
 

jeisan

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i just take some sticky rice out of the cooker then mash and mould it to ball form then eat it. but i like plain rice and im lazy...
 

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Are rice balls called Onigiri?

And arent there many different ways of preparing them?
Different seasonings, flavors..etc..?

Still learning!!! Lots to learn!!
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kirei_na_me

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maji, mochi is what old people sometimes choke to death on. That is rice that has been pounded into great stretchy, sticky-ness. It's a must-eat at New Year's...

One thing that I do is just pour furikake(seasoning usually put on top of rice) in with the rice and just mix it up and mold it into balls, but there are better, more complex ones...

Be back with some recipes...I hope...

Yes, onigiri... ;)
 

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Originally posted by Snowkeeper
Are rice balls called Onigiri?

And arent there many different ways of preparing them?
Different seasonings, flavors..etc..?

Still learning!!! Lots to learn!!
;)

Yeah, it's called ONIGIRI. Basically they're all the same usually,just some are made with raw fish, others are made with fish shavings and then there are some with vegtables. I've even had the onigiri toasted with sesame seeds... this was quite good!
 

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onigiri

There's a site with a lot of pics (they tend to remove nori to show "inside") including some wild recipe. As for local specialities, this site looks better...

onigiri_konbini_3-1.jpg
 

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I just discovered this site and it looks great!

my favorite onigiri are a combination of shiso and sesame seeds or a combo of freshly grilled salmon and ikura.
My kids will eat onigiri with whatever is their furikake of the moment
 

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I love onigiri ;)
Just don't make them too soon after coming out of the rice cooker - ouch red hands!
I also love convenience store onigiri - my favourite used to be tuna and mayo. 3 years ago when I was in Japan I could've sworn the tuna was INSIDE the rice, now it's on the side of the rice under the nori........ maybe I'm just remembering wrong....
 

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I also love convenience store onigiri - my favourite used to be tuna and mayo. 3 years ago when I was in Japan I could've sworn the tuna was INSIDE the rice, now it's on the side of the rice under the nori........ maybe I'm just remembering wrong....

I think it just depends on where you buy them, I have had them both ways.
 

Yoshihara

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My mom used to make onigiri by salting the rice before she made the rice ball. Me and my sisters used to tear them things up.....

My all time favorite was Beef Koroke. I used to help my mom make it. You take mashed potatoes and add fried (grease drained) hamburger meat in it. You crack some eggs in a bowl and roll the potato ball in it to make it sticky. Then you roll the ball in PANCO (bread crumbs). Bake in the oven and boo-ya!!!!!!!! It's really good!

Anyone used to run after the sweet potato truck like I did when I was growing up in Okinawa?

Yo, mochi is so good to me, I burned my hand severely trying to fry some when I was 10. Almost burned my house down. 3rd degree burn on my hand...it was awful. I have the scar to this day...but I still eat mochi. The refrigerated kind you get that is powdered and has sweet beans in it, is the bomb, too!!!!! Yall, don't get me started!!!!!!!!!! :)
 

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Great links and info. My son had rice balls and sushi with me this weekend. He wasn't that impressed. He still wants his chicken and french fries...too funny
 

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What my neighbor's mom used to do

well, my neighbor's mom used to make onigiri for me and my brother every once in a while, and she would put miso sauce into the onigiri, and wrap it with nori... im pretty sure it was miso sauce, i cant really remember, its almost been 9 years since i have been in Japan.
 

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Hi. I am making onigiri with my sister's Girl Scout troop next week, and although I have found many recipes on the Web, I am still confused on many points. How much rice should I use for each onigiri? How big should the nori sheets be for different styles of wrapping? And does the nori have to be heated? Thanks for your help!
 
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just seen the pics of the rice balls, wow they look delicious🙂 I'm sorry to say all I have at home right now is boil in the bag rice, but I can add a chicken/beef stock cube to spice them up a little, but I'd pay a fortune to have the real rice ball here right now :eek:
 

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I was going to try to make onigri. I looked all over the city but i couldn't find even one japanese store. So i went in to one Vietnamese store and the woman on the counter never heard about nori (as that was the only thing i was missing) i try'd to explain to her what it was but she didn't have any. So i couldn't make them :(
 

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hmm, these sound good.. Maybe Kirei_na_me will make me some! MMMMMMM :D
 

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If you're nice and buy me a really beautiful corsage for the prom, playaa... :p
 

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...hmm..looking at those rice ball pictures got me hungry..lol..^^''..
 

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I like the idea. Of course, they'll never match the ones I get at the Chinese stores. :ramen:
 
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