‘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
- Wash your hands thoroughly before making Onigiri, however sometimes it is safe and easy to make Onigiri using plastic food wrap.
- Place the scoop of warm Rice in the centre of the wrap, sprinkle some Salt, and then shape it.
- 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.
- Make the Rice into round balls.
- Wrap them with Nori.