Onigiri — Japanese rice ball

onigiriOnigiri is a rice ball filled with salty or sour ingredient and mostly wrapped with nori-seaweed sheet, and shaped triangular or round.

Onigiri is also called omusubi, nigiri-meshi or simply musubi.

The most traditionally common ingredients are umeboshi (dried-ume), katsuobushi (shaved dried-tuna) and kombu (seaweed).

These salty or sour ingredients work as preservative.

There are various kinds of onigiri are sold at convenience stores including new style or seasonal onigiri.

Ancient Japan, people apotheosized mountain; therefore, they shape onigiri like a mountain, so that they could be given god’s power.

Not many people know the origin but they still make onigiri triangularly because it’s easier to grab and bite.



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