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So I said I'd do a how-to on onigiri many many months ago -- I'm very sorry it took me so long. :( Today I finally decided that I have to use the umeboshi in my fridge, and pulled my boyfriend into making onigiri with me (though he thought pickled plums to be repulsive and used tuna and chicken instead). I hope you like it. :)

Posted by Masha V. from Monroe, Louisiana, United States • Published See Masha V.'s 20 projects »
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  • How to roll onigri sushi. How To Make Onigiri - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials. Short grain rice is best for this because it's the stickiest, and you can use anything you want as a filling -- umeboshi, tuna and mayonnaise, salted salmon, pickles... whatever.

  • How to roll onigri sushi. How To Make Onigiri - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cover up 1 1/2 cup rice with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let it stand for 20 minutes. Take it off the heat and let it cool down for about 5-10 minutes under the pot cover.

  • How to roll onigri sushi. How To Make Onigiri - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take a small cup and put saran wrap in it, draping a good bit over the sides. You can shape it with your bare hands, but this method doesn't burn...
    Wet your hands with water and a bit of salt. If you want, splash in a bit of rice vinegar and salt into the saran wrap-- either for taste, or just if you want the rice to stick together better.

  • How to roll onigri sushi. How To Make Onigiri - Step 4
    Step 4

    Put in a blob or rice, make an indentation in the middle of it, and place a bit of your filling there. Cover with more rice.

  • How to roll onigri sushi. How To Make Onigiri - Step 5
    Step 5

    Twist the saran wrap into a little bag and press the rice together.

  • How to roll onigri sushi. How To Make Onigiri - Step 6
    Step 6

    Shape the ball of rice into a triangle (or a sphere, or just a ball). I (badly) drew in my other hand to show how to squish it into a triangle, since it was busy holding the camera. :P

  • How to roll onigri sushi. How To Make Onigiri - Step 7
    Step 7

    After you're done making the rice balls, set them aside and cut the seaweed paper into strips, if you have it. It's not necessary, but it makes picking up the onigiri easier.

  • How to roll onigri sushi. How To Make Onigiri - Step 8
    Step 8

    Wrap the seaweed paper around the onigiri any way you want, or cut it up into shapes-- and voila! You have yourself some tasty onigiri.

  • How to roll onigri sushi. How To Make Onigiri - Step 9
    Step 9

    These are my boyfriend's first ever onigiri (before he put them on a plate). :D

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DarkAshHurts
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
You can make sweet ones too, by filling them with jam/preserves or dried fruit.
I've always wanted to make them. Will have to try.
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suitor
suitor · Linter, Flanders, BE
Yummmm~ i've been itching to find a tutorial and here we are! <3 i think i'll subsitute the filling with curry, can't get enough o' curry. Happy
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quirky been v.
quirky been v. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 8 projects
my brother and me have been wanting to make these forever!!! he says they are good with somekind of seasoning sprinkled on them... like furikake seasoning or something..
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Tessel D.
Tessel D. · The Hague, South Holland, NL · 1 project
Ooh they look so good! I'm going to see if they have the filling at the asian supermarket Happy
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kookiegurl97
kookiegurl97 · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 5 projects
I keep seeing onigiri,they look yummy.But when I see that it's rice in a triangle form,then it doesn't look that gud.
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Sleepless Kitsune
Sleepless Kitsune · 1 project
This looks so good about now lol XD! I love onigiri <3!
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Luna's acesorios Lucii desu(L)
they look cool but jeje -_- i don't like riceHappy
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RoseBerry
RoseBerry · 2 projects
looks yummy!.. im gona try it one of these days
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Hypergraphia
Hypergraphia · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 41 projects
Ahhhh, made these tonight and they are awesome! I filled mine with tuna and mayo, since I didn't have a chance to run to the asian market for some pickled plums. Tanks for the awesome tut :3
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Lovette'sz-xoxo
Lovette'sz-xoxo · 15 projects
i have never tried these before
what do they taste like


< yes i live under a rock...dont laugh : >
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