Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)

Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)

Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)
Onigiri is a quick and simple Japanese snack made from plain jasmine rice that has been cut into triangles and wrapped in nori. A tasty lunchbox treat for kids!

Combine 2 cups water rice and a pinch of salt in a saucepan.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and cover.

Simmer stirring occasionally to prevent rice from sticking until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed 20 to 25 minutes.

Fluff with a fork; cool rice until easily handled about 10 minutes.

Fill a small bowl with water.

Place 2 tablespoons of salt in another small bowl.

Dip hands in water and rub salt over hands.

Take a handful of warm rice and form it into a ball; gently squish with your hands into an “L” or “C” shape then apply gentle pressure to the sides to shape it into a triangle.