Onigiri has become a staple in our diet since moving to Nagoya. You can find it any convenient store and its a quick, delicious and cheap snack that fills you up! You might be asking yourself..ok… What exactly is Onigiri? Its basically a rice ball filled with fish and wrapped in seaweed! It cost just about 115 yen at any convenient store ($1). Sometimes it has a picture of what’s inside or its color coded and of course if you can read Hiragana you can read what it says. It’s become a game of Onigiri Roulette for us because we cant read what the package says, don’t know what the colors mean, and the pictures are a bit deceiving. Good news is that so far we haven’t found anything that we couldn’t stomach!
Mike and I thought we’d put our skills to the test, and maybe save a few dollars by making our own. In all this little project cost us a whopping $4 which covered the cost of the tuna and the seaweed. And took us about 10 minutes to make, once the rice was done of course!
Step 1: Decide what flavor- We chose Spicy Tuna
Step 2: Make spicy tuna to taste
Step 3 : Make rice and fill Onigiri mold. Only fill 1/3 way (Onigiri mold can be found at any daiso for $1
Step 4: Fill 1/3 with Tuna or any other fish combination
Step 5: Top with 1/3 of rice and then put cover on..press mold and empty out onto plate.
Step 6: Roll with seaweed
Step 7 : Finished product