ONIGIRI

The typical Japanese snack, perhaps brought in the classic bento, is onigiri, also known as omusubi, which is a tasty triangular-shaped rice ball filled with canned tuna or salmon


Ingredients for 4 people:

- Rice for sushi 250 grams

- Water 350 ml

- Rice vinegar 60 ml

- Brown sugar 1 tbsp

- Salt 1 tsp

- Canned salmon 100 grams

- 1 sheet nori seaweed

- Mayonnaise 1 tbsp


Preparation:


Prepare the rice and season it with vinegar, sugar and salt following the sushi recipe.

Drain the canned salmon and transfer it to a bowl. Add a spoonful of mayonnaise and mix the ingredients together by mashing them with a fork.

After wetting your hands with water, take a portion of rice and give it the shape of a slightly oval ball. Place the rice on a sheet of cling film and add a little salmon filling in the center.

Cover the filling with a little more rice and wrap completely with plastic wrap.

Mash and compress the rice well, trying to keep the filling in the center and forming a regular ball.

Flatten the sphere and, with the help of the thumb and forefinger of both hands, squeeze the edges to give the ball a triangular shape.

Remove the cling film and cut a strip of nori seaweed.

Place the strip of seaweed at the base of the onigiri, so you can easily take it with your hands. Sometimes onigiri can be wrapped in a whole sheet of seaweed - choose according to your preferences.

If you want to prepare onigiri for children, carve the nori seaweed with scissors and form different elements to create funny faces. Our version follows the trend of the hipster mustache.