Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Onigiri For The Weekend

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.
I made two batches.
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!

24 comments:

  1. nice!! Uncle SK also wanna learn to do this, soon.. ^^

    Mak Glam's origini actually looks nice to me dei, who cares the shape la, but the color and layers macam sedap aje ni~~

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    1. It's very easy to do.

      Just lightly salt the rice and add whatever ingredients. Adding furikake is the best to me. ^^

      Hahaha thank you for saying it look macam sedap. :P

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  2. the most origini I have eaten at a time was when I'm onboard AA.. not bought but "smuggled" from supermarkets!! hihihihihi ^^

    must follow Mak Glam.. first try ochazuke then origini.. hehe!!

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    1. Actually, there's this practise where the onigiris that been kept and hasn't been eaten, to be poured hot water and turned into ochazuke of sorts.

      As you know, onigiri is made to be kept for a bit of time.

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  3. Ooooo...onigiri ke namanya...
    I watched a ninja anime film once. Ninja was ambushed while eating onigiri. He simply threw the onigiri into air, fight-fight-kick-slash-kill, then caught the falling onigiri. Cool giler..

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    1. Tu dia...

      Hahaha

      I ingat Oshin je klu psl onigiri ni. Nasi kepal. Hihi

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  4. Lina, that onigiri looks tempting. Yumm... I think I will need to buy the mold too. Oh, what else that you mix in the rice besides a bit of salt? Originally they mix mirin, but it's not halal, right?

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    1. Untuk onigiri, it's different from sushi rice mix yg kita add vinegar.

      Mirin is non-halal, yes. Just opt out if the recipe (for anything mentions it).

      Basic onigiri is rice. Salt or anything salty (cam jeruk umeboshi tu) is added as an agent for it to tahan lama.

      Leh letak udang goreng, tuna mayo segala.... sambal ikan bilis pun boleh sebenarnya.
      hehehe

      Klu cari furikake di Aeon, cari yg takde mirin, animal extract segala. Ada jual... just kn baca ingredients.

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  5. I can't believe I have not eaten onigiri yet! Alamak! There is a restaurant near my area that specialise in these. It is a good idea to make them at home. Your boy seem to enjoy helping out. I am sure your lucky friends enjoyed the onigiri!

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    1. It's fun, casual food.

      You can do some yourself la. :)

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  6. wahhh so nice. very profesional looking leh

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    1. Not look like ketupat meh? lol

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  7. Lina, ever considering setting up a stall selling this, hehe...

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    1. Can consider for school canteen day. Hihi

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  8. Nice!!! But somehow I don't like it as it will make me very full and cannot eat more sushi.

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    1. Why on earth would you want to eat onigiri and sushi in one seating, anyway? Hahaha

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  9. Nom nom nom. I shall go buy some sushi tomorrow to satisfy the craving from this post! :P

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    1. Go make one la. Challenge! Hihi

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  10. This is the Japanese people's nasi lemak :D

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  11. OMG!!! I love onigiri!!! You are really Mak Pandai too and there's nothing you cannot do. I find this so easy to grab & bite on my busy days at work when I happened to see them sold at the supermarkets. I like them with seaweed for the added flavour.

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    1. Wah... so atas la ini Anay makan onigiri at work. Hehehe

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  12. I also made onigiri quite often. My two girls like onigiri very much.

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    1. So rajin!

      I rarely made them.

      I rather eat something else although they are nice. LOL

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