‘Bakudan Onigiri’ were extremely popular among my son’s friends in his primary school classroom. Whenever they had an opportunity to share food in his class, I was always requested to make these bomb-look-alike rice balls. I used to make tens of them for each occasion. Why do boys love Bombs?


Warm Cooked Rice *Japanese Short Grain Rice

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly before making Onigiri, however sometimes it is safe and easy to make Onigiri using plastic food wrap.
  2. Place the scoop of warm Rice in the centre of the wrap, sprinkle some Salt, and then shape it.
  3. If you don’t use plastic wrap, wet your hands and spread some Salt over the palm. Place a scoop of warm Rice in the palm of your hand.
  4. Make the Rice into round balls.
  5. Wrap them with Nori.