Easy rice balls (onigiri) from Seductions of Rice by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

  • sesame seeds
  • soy sauce
  • umeboshi plums
  • rice vinegar
  • Japanese pickled ginger
  • nori
  • bonito flakes
  • kombu
  • Japanese short-grain rice
  • wasabi
  • preserved daikon radishes
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  • mjes on April 25, 2018

    A very good basic recipe well worth knowing. When introducing people to umeboshi plums, remind them it is a strong flavor best approached like wasabi. That way I find most people like it whereas if they just dive in, many find it strong and distasteful. This is also a recipe where making it a mixed rice with an accent of other grains or seeds can add visual appeal to the final results.

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