Make It From Scratch Challenge- Onigiri

Crystal over at Money saving Mom is having a Make It From Scratch Challenge this week and I thought that I would join in.


I have been wanting to improve my cooking techniques and skills as I have become a lazy chef…( meat, carbs and a portion of frozen veg). This seemed like an ideal opportunity to try out something new.

Yesterday I didn’t do any cooking from scratch, but today I thought I would try and make Onigiri. For those of you that don’t know, Onigiri is a Japanese Rice Ball. My girls love them and we often buy them from the local convience store (combini). A Japanese friend intorduced me to ‘Just One Cookbook’- a great website for Japanese cooking and on that I found a recipe for Onigiri. I didn’t have the seaweed in my cupboard, so I made them without it. But they collapsed when I put them into the lunch boxes and they are very sticky- almost too sticky to eat without any implement. Clearly the seaweed is necessary.
P1080323 My sticky Japanese rice…


These were very simple to make and a great way of using up the extra rice from supper. By the time we hd finished eating, the rice was the perfect temperature to create the shape. When I next go shopping, I will be stocking up the necessary bits (especially the seaweed) and I make them again.

P1080325P1080327 The fillings… Tuna Mayo and Cucumber

P1080326Shaping the Onigiri…


P1080328 My finished Onigiri!

For a clearer description of Onigiri, pop over to justonecookbook and have a look.

For my previous Make It From Scratch Challenge visit here:
Thank you Cards

Are you joining in the challenge? If so, what have you made?

About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...
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2 Responses to Make It From Scratch Challenge- Onigiri

  1. Hi C! Thank you so much for trying this recipe! When you put water in your palm (each time you make one onigiri), it won’t be as sticky. And maybe squeeze a little more tightly will help onigiri to stay in shape. 🙂 Love your tuna mayo an cucumber filling!

    • Cheryl says:

      Hi Nami
      I was shown your website by a Japanese friend and I will be visiting it again! Thanks for the tips for the onigiri- I will give them another go. I think that I maight also have used too much rice. My girls loved them despite them falling apart! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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