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pickled plum rice ball

  • Makes: 2
  • Calories: 204 kcal
  • Total Time: 1 h 15 m
    • Prep: 1 h 10 m
    • Cook: 5 m
  • Japanese: Ume no onigiri
Pickled Plum Rice Ball
Ingredients Ingredients


Step 1

step 1:

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.

Step 2

step 2:

Wrap the steamed rice in the plastic wrap and press into desired shape (triangular, ball or cylindrical).

Step 3

step 3:

Remove the plastic wrap and sprinkle 1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon salt over the whole rice ball.

Step 4

step 4:

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.

Ume no onigiri


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.