How to Make Onigiri Without Sushi Rice

Onigiri is a type of rice ball -or sometimes it's called rice cake- that is wrapped with seaweed and you can also fill it with something.

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How to Make Onigiri Without Sushi Rice Recipe
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Line bowl with plastic wrap

Line bowl with plastic wrap

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Grab some rice and on it goes on a deep plate

Grab some rice and on it goes on a deep plate

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Dissolve the sugar and salt in the vinegar, this makes the rice sticky and then it will resemble sushi rice. The picture's not that clear but it's in there.

Dissolve the sugar and salt in the vinegar, this makes the rice sticky and then it will resemble sushi rice. The picture's not that clear but it's in there.

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Here I have just mixed the seasoning/topping and vinegar mixture into the rice.

Here I have just mixed the seasoning/topping and vinegar mixture into the rice.

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Drop a scoop of rice into the plastic lined bowl

Drop a scoop of rice into the plastic lined bowl

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Wrap the plastic around the ball of rice. Shape and mould to make a round or triangle, actually any simple shapes work.

Wrap the plastic around the ball of rice. Shape and mould to make a round or triangle, actually any simple shapes work.

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Here is the ball o' rice.

Here is the ball o' rice.

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Then take the seaweed strip and wrap in around the rice ball. Get pre-cut and roasted seaweed in you local grocery store or Asian market.

Then take the seaweed strip and wrap in around the rice ball. Get pre-cut and roasted seaweed in you local grocery store or Asian market.

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Here is one I made yesterday.

Here is one I made yesterday.

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If sushi rice is available to you, use that to make the process quicker, you don't need the vinegar anymore. Fill it with crab sticks, tuna mayo and other stuff like fish and veggie if you like.

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