pickled plum rice ball
- Makes: 2
- Calories: 204 kcal
- Japanese: Ume no onigiri
Put 120 g steamed rice on a square of plastic wrap. Make a hollow in the center of the steamed rice and put a pickled plum there.
Wrap the steamed rice in the plastic wrap and press into desired shape (triangular, ball or cylindrical).
Remove the plastic wrap and sprinkle 1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon salt over the whole rice ball.
Wrap the toasted dried laver (nori) around the rice ball. For triangle and ball shapes, use 6 cm. × 18 cm. size. For cylindrical shape, use 4 cm. × 11 cm. size.
Rice ball is often used in box lunches for a picnic. Umeboshi is the most standard ingredient of rice balls and this rice ball is delicious.