Step 1: Ingredients
1/4c. measuring cup
small pot with lid
rice paddle or wide flat spoon (not shown)
seasoning(furikake or filling)*
* google onigiri fillings for a good list of popular and traditional onigiri fillings.
Step 2: Prepare the Rice
measure 1/2c. of rice
lightly rinse rice a few times until water runs clear
drain, then add 3/4c. of cooking water
let rice sit for 30 min. to absorb some water
Step 3: Cook the Rice
when the water is boiling turn heat to low and cook covered for 13 min.
Step 4: Cooling Period
DO NOT UNCOVER POT DURING COOKING OR DURING 15 MIN. COOLING PERIOD.
Step 5: Make the Onigiri
place 1/3 on plastic wrap
form into a triangle
remove from plastic wrap
coat both sides in seasoning(to make a filled onigiri make a crater in the rice, insert filling and fold rice over the filling