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These Japanese rice snacks are perfect for the adventurous eater in your home. Traditional recipes call for rolling the balls or forming a flat cake in a triangle shape. The flat cake works best for transport in a lunch box. Or use a small ice cream scoop or buy rice molds online. Traditional onigiri recipes fill the center of the rice cake with a filling. This recipe simplifies the process by mixing up the filling with the rice. Makes one dozen.
Chicken and Edamame Onigiri
1. Cook rice according to package directions. Transfer to bowl. Place chicken, edamame, and onions in food processor, and pulse until finely minced.
2. Heat skillet to medium high, add oil. Sauté chicken-edamame mixture 5–8 minutes, until onions are soft. Stir chicken mixture into rice.
3. Wet your hands with water, and form mixture into 12 tightly packed triangle-shaped rice cakes. Roll half in rice seasoning, and place in a flat container. (Alternately, pack rice with a small round ice cream scoop, place in flat container, and sprinkle tops with the rice seasoning.) Refrigerate until ready to eat or pack. Serve with soy sauce for dipping.
- Calories 110
- Carbohydrate Content 14 g
- Cholesterol Content 10 mg
- Fat Content 3.5 g
- Fiber Content 1 g
- Protein Content 6 g
- Saturated Fat Content 0 g
- Sodium Content 30 mg
- Sugar Content 1 g