Rice balls are called Onigiri ( おにぎり ) in Japanese. They are usually shaped into rounds or triangles by hands. Fillings can vary, so it’s good to use your favorite fillings. Onigiri can be purchased at any convenience store or supermarket, but they’re also often a homemade treat tucked into lunch boxes in Japan.
My husband is alway make sundwich when we go to Airport for travel. But this time, my mom asked me ” You need Onigiri to go to Airport ? ” ,,,, it’s same thing I thought. I don’t take any Onigiri to Airport but this is mom’s affection I guess.
We, Japanese making MANY of Onigiri in our life, because onigiri are such great portable meals for picnics, not to mention party food and late-night snacks of cource for lunch. But let’s face it, those red sore palms aren’t too pleasant for foreigner. The portioning with the rice scooper can be a bit erratic unless you are an onigiri-making expert.
But if you have Japanese wife, she can make it !
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Our house haven’t Japanese rice so we need it first (^^).