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Some people might dislike umeboshi. Also popular filling to put in Onigiri in Japan are: tuna salad, ground chicken cooked in teriyaki sauce, cooked sea weed strips, even sausages! Anything can go and they all taste great!

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petits financiers January 23, 2005

Really love these! You might want to add that if you should wash the rice before making(Sometimes it says this on the packages of rice-but just in case it doesn't I thought I'd mention it). It helps it stick together. I like cucumber in mine.

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MyBentoOfAwesomeness February 28, 2008

Don't be afraid to try unorthodox fillings - I'm not big on umeboshi, but I've used mini Dill Pickles... mmm!

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sareca_of_vulcan April 23, 2007

I thought this recipe was very helpful! This is a great and simple way to have fun with lunch! I loved it!

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Your Eternal Snow March 05, 2007

I always waned to try onigiri... now i finally have the chance... can't wait... this helped me a lot... the explanations were great!

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Gingercat February 26, 2007

We are vegetarians and trying to save for the down payment on a house. We discovered onigiri and LOVE them. These instructions are the best on the net. We use all sorts of unorthodox filling and mix-ins. My partner's favorite is curry sauce and peas mixed into the rice with chopped roasted almonds pressed into the outside, WITH nori. Mine has cooked azuki beans, "katsuo mirin" furikake, and a dab of akamiso, mixed into the rice.

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Speedwell August 08, 2006

These turned out just perfectly, and they tasted wonderful. I did them with a honey-raosted almond inside and sprinkled with sesame seeds, the tiny bit of sweetness inside was a nice contrast to the lightly salted outside.

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EmmyDuckie July 21, 2006

I love making these. I've tried them plain, with the salt & 5-spice outside, topped with black sesame seeds and also filled with canned tuna mixed with mayonnaise. They're a great introduction to japanese snack food because they're so simple to make but they're pretty filling since they're almost all rice. Pretty wholesome food with the emphasis on "pretty".

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Heather Sullivan May 25, 2005
Basic Onigiri