What is Yaki Onigiri? Yaki means to ‘fry’ or ‘grill’ in Japanese and doing this to your onigiri is as simple as that. Once your onigiri has been molded and formed and you want to add a little more crunch, place it in a hot dry non-stick frying pan until the surface rice get brown and then brush on both sides with soy sauce. Enjoy! Preparation is incredibly important prior to cooking a meal for loved ones. Ensure that you aren’t missing important ingredients before you start cooking. Assemble utensils and other needed equipment before you start to cook. Taking the time to prepare yourself will guarantee that the meal will be a success.
Onigiri or rice balls are a traditional and popular Japanese snack that you may have already seen in your favourite manga, anime or drama. Onigiri come in different shapes, with different fillings and can sometimes also be called nigiri or omusubi. In Japan, you can find a variety of onigiri in convenience stores and supermarkets wrapped in nori seaweed and usually filled with tasty ingredients such as salmon, tuna mayo, Japanese umeboshi pickled plum and many others. The roots of onigiri go back to the early stages of Japanese history where simple ingredients were combined with rice to make a quick meal. Many Japanese people consider onigiri a comfort food, something that mum used to prepare for a bento lunchbox. While garlic is a great addition to many dishes, it has the frustrating feature of rubbing off on your hands. After you work with garlic or any other type of ingredients that have a strong smell, rub your hands completely on stainless steel, like the inside of your sink. This will clean your hands of the smell that can get onto to the food that you have to handle next. Yaki onigiri or grilled rice balls are simply grilled with various Japanese sauces to make a delicious type of onigiri with crispy rice on the outside and soft, fluffy rice on the inside. This recipe will explain how to simply prepare your own yaki onigiri rice balls easily at home!