Omusubi Mixed Onigiri Rice Ball

Omusubi Mixed Onigiri Rice Ball

  • Serves 2
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Deliciously filling snacks or light meals do not come much easier than omusubi. Omusubi is another name for onigiri rice balls; that quintessential Japanese food that is perfect for using in bento boxes, for enjoying as a quick lunch, or for having on the run as a snack. You can use whatever rice seasoning you want, so the flavour possibilities are endless.


150g japanese rice
15g furikake rice seasoning of your choice

How To Prepare

  1. Start by cooking your rice using your preferred method. If you are not sure about how to cook Japanese rice, try using's Japanese Rice recipe to guide you.

  2. Once the rice has cooked and cooled slightly, measure out approximately 320g (or 2 normal sized bowls worth) of cooked rice into a larger bowl and add about 15g of the rice seasoning.

  3. Mix the rice seasoning with the rice until it has a good even consistency before grabbing a handful and shaping it into a triangle with your hands. It’s a good idea to wet your hands before shaping as the rice is very sticky.

  4. Finally, place a few onigiri on the bamboo leaf and wrap it up before carefully tying it up with string. And there it is, a perfectly presented authentic Japanese dish.