Japanese Food Tips
Rice Balls (Onigiri)
May 7, 2016
Rice balls sold at convenience stores
Ingredients of a tuna & mayonnaise rice ball
Do you know onigiri – Japanese rice balls? They are a very popular traditional food in Japan. They come in several shapes – triangular, round and cylindrical. Japanese rice suits rice balls because the steamed rice is delicious even when cold. Rice balls are also suitable for office lunches and picnics. They are popular with all, from children to the elderly. In stores where they are sold, they are gripped sanitarily with plastic gloves by humans or are made by robots at most convenience stores. The classic ingredients are pickled plum, grilled salmon and simmered kelp. The ingredients of tuna and mayonnaise, shrimp and mayonnaise and karashi-mentaiko (spicy Alaska pollack roe) are recently popular. To make them yourself, please check the “Rice Balls” section on our website.