I am sure you’ve come across, ONIGIRI (Rice Ball) if you are a fan of Japanese food. ONIGIRI is a common food – a light meal or snack substitute, just like a hamburger or sandwich.
There is actually no said or set way of making ONIGIRI, every household has their own favor and filling.
Convenient store in Japan has a array and a variety of fresh daily ONIGIRIs but handmade is no comparison to a machine (factory) made ONIGIRI.
This above is an ONIGIRI with chopped plum pickles, leaks and sesame mixed into the rice and moulded into a round ONIGIRI, lightly salted before wrapped with dried seaweed (NORI) or shiso leaves.
The below is am ONIGIRI wrapped with shaved sea kelp – Konbu ‘tororo konbu’.