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.
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.
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?