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How to Make Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) for a Bento Box

Learn how to make origiri (Japanese rice balls) for your Japanese bento box in this Howcast video with SushiSamba.

Transcript

This is shiozake onigiri. So what Koji already did, he dipped his fingers a little bit in water, he put a little bit of salt on his hands, and now he's going to do the rice in the shape of a triangle. As you can see, Koji makes a hole in the middle. He's adding a little bit of salted salmon, which is already cooked and cooled down. He put it inside, and now he's making the shape. Basically salted because we want to preserve it. Usually snacks as the onigiri is something that people don't keep in the refrigerator, or it doesn't get cooked, so the idea is, the salt that we add up on the rice and the salt that we put on the salmon is going to preserve both of them so we can eat it at any time of the day. Now he's wrapping it up with a little bit of the crispy nori. Enjoy.

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