My son loves onigiri.
Instead of opting for a simple way to enjoy it, i.e. buying an ready-made onigiri at the supermarket, I rather make some for him.
And I decided to make some last weekend.
An affordable choice for Japanese short grain rice is the Sumo brand.
RM9.90 for a kg.
RM29.90 for 5kg.
Compare this to the mid-range price of Nishiki Rice which is sold at RM27.99 for a 2.5kg pack, Sumo rice is a no-brainer as a choice. Actually, the rice is pretty decent.
My cooked rice.
It's a combo of Sumo rice and cooking oats. For texture and fibre. Plus, I feel the oats makes the rice much more moist and don't get dry quickly.
Son not only loves to eat onigiri, he loves helping to shape the triangles too and it's so easy to do with the onigiri mould.
I've got several in different sizes at home.
On Saturday, it's onigiri with a simple sardine & mayo filling. Wrapped with nori (dried seaweed sheets) or eat it as is. It's essentially just a nasi inti sardin, anyway. Hahaha
Son ate 4 balls of these at one sitting! ^^
For Sunday, we decided to make some and share with some friends who were training at Broga Hill. After all, onigiri makes the perfect travelling food.
These are simple too.
I added some furikake (in this case Tamago and Bonito flakes furikake) to the rice mix and shape them. Didn't want to make anything too funky in case nobody wants to eat them!
I hope those who ate them last Sunday liked them!