Teriyaki Chicken Onigiri

Teriyaki Chicken OnigiriOnigiri, also known as omusubi or rice ball, is a Japanese food made from white rice formed into triangular or oval shapes and often wrapped in nori – which is the seaweed used to make sushi rolls.  Traditionally, onigiri are filled with all manner of ingredients you’ve probably never heard of.  Sushi like stuff.  Because of the popularity of onigiri in Japan, most convenience stores stock their onigiri with various fillings and flavors.  There are even specialized shops whose only products are onigiri for take out.  It is however, definitely not sushi.  If you’d like some more info on onigiri you should hop over here.  Chances are they’ve answered any questions you might have.

Given that we’d made a whole ton of sushi rice the other night, we used that.  If you were making this for yourself the best bet would be to just fire up the rice cooker or follow the directions on the package of rice that you have.  Medium grain rice, just like sushi rice, is the way to go.  Basmati, Jasmine, long grain rice – all wrong.  There’s not enough gluten and it won’t stick together. Continue reading