Japan's Favorite Snack Food: Onigiri

Want a quick and easy snack that travels well? Try the Japanese version of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich: "Onigiri" (rice balls). Food Blogger Brandie Kajino showed Helen a few different variations on this quick snack.

Three things you should know:
1. Inexpensive, 2. Travels well, 3. Easy to make

Rice is really important - has to be "sticky rice". Make in a rice cooker or a pot - your choice.
Make sure the rice is cool enough to handle - leave it out on the counter while you prepare the other ingredients.

Three ways to make it:

1. Seasoning: "furikake" or a little salt.
 

2. Nori: Seasoned seaweed on the outside

3. With a filling: Choose one you like!
- salmon or tuna with/without mayo
- Other fillings: asian pickles, shrimp, seaweed salad, "Umeboshi" (Japanese pickled plum), kimchee, leftover meat (pork, fried chicken),

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