What does onigiri mean?

Onigiri - Japanese rice ball with filling
Onigiri is a Japanese word and means Japanese rice ball.
Rice plays an important role in Japanese cuisine. It is a staple food cuisine and is found in every Japanese home.
Most people have heard of short grain rice used for sushi rice. It is also the type of rice used for onigiri.
In Japan, the tasty rice ball contains one to two ingredients that compliment each other really well.

To ensure that the body also gets the vitamins and nutrition it needs, Sushi nori is wraped tightly, around the rice ball, so that it lies completely smooth. So with quite a few ingredients, rice ball embraces the entire diet pyramid.

Several have asked for healthy Japanese Onigiri. I have made a Mini e-book “5 healthy Japanese onigiri for 1”, where I teach you step by step how to make the tasty rice balls with filling.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

What are the characteristics of Japanese onigiri?

Onigiri - Japanese rice ball with filling

In Japan, onigiri is a regular part of Japanese cuisine.
It is a rice bun with filling and it is related to sushi. Onigiri consists of rice, seaweed and tasty filling. If you look at classic sushi, it also consists of rice, seaweed and tasty fillings.

Onigiri are very popular in Japan. It is a cold dish that keeps well too, even if they are not stored in a refrigerator.
Onigiri is a dish that is eaten all year round and at all hours of the day. They are readily available throughout Japan.
You can buy it from small shops with refrigerated counters to restaurants that specialize in making onigiri with delicate fillings.

In Japan, onigiri is most often made with fish, seafood and local ingredients prepared in different ways. It is an easy and quick way to get a delicious meal that contains all the vitamins, minerals and proteins the body needs.

Read more about Online live food course: Japanese onigiri for beginners

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.