We love vegetarian sushi, and recently discovered onigiri, which are Japanese rice ball snacks. These rice balls are delicious and easy to customize depending on what flavors you want to go with, including filling, seasonings, and sauces.
Fillings – e.g. avocado, mock meat, etc.
Sauce – “onigiri” sauce, soy sauce, etc.
Seasonings – furikake, etc.
Prepare your sushi rice. We like to use Nishiki Sushi rice.
We always use our rice cooker, as that is how it comes out best!
We sometimes mix in some seasoning with the rice – usually a salty mix with seaweed and sesame seeds, but you don’t have to use a mix-in.
We use avocado in onigiri, but you can use other fillings.
For this, it helps to have an onigiri mold or press to make your triangles, but you can also shape them with your hands.
Once you have assembled your pocket of rice, you can wrap it with seaweed.
We dip ours in soy sauce, or you can buy a sauce.