|Posted on November 30, 2015 at 6:30 PM|
My new cookbook titled Ricecraft is all about Onigiri. It will come out in the fall of 2016. Onigiri is a portable finger food made of rice. The rice is shaped into a ball by hand. It is usually seasoned with a little salt and stuffed with something savory like a piece of chicken or grilled salmon, and wrapped with crispy nori. Onigiri is what my mother made for me when I was hungry. It is also the darling of the convenient stores in Japan. There are thousands of varieites. Since they are so simple to make, you can easily invent your own onigiri.
I will be posting things about onigiri on "Onigiri-a-Day" of this website.
One of my favorite Onigiri is inari-sushi. It is a seasoned fried tofu pouch filled with sushi rice and chopped vegetables - shitake, green beans, carrots, hijiki seaweed, and sesame seeds. This will be one of the onigiris featured in the book. My Inari sushi mascot here wears the tofu pouch as a hat. As we were doing the photography of the book, she appeared out of the blue. I decided she had to be in the book.
Categories: Rice and Sushi