I haven’t gotten much done lately, although I did go out for some wicked ramen and then made some onigiri, right in my own kitchen. I made one by hand but it was merely ok. I have asked the husband to purchase some smoked salmon, so that I can expand my onigiri filling options. What can’t I fill onigiri with? If I use sugar in the bowl of water instead of salt, could I make mango-filled onigiri? Or perhaps coconut? I see experimenting in my future.


Well, you can fill onigiri with whatever you like. The husband likes his grilled, and last night he requested one filled with cheese for him to grill up.

This is perhaps the best idea he’s ever had. The rice is all crispy and the cheese is all melty and it’s delightful.

I also learned that when you cook 2 cups of rice, you end up with roughly 10 filled onigiri. I made 9, one of which was the cheese one. The others were 2 smoked salmon, 2 seaweed salad, 2 bonito flake and 2 sesame egg. I ate 4 for dinner (I think I have an onigiri problem), and then saved the other 4 in plastic wrap, to be eaten this evening before project night.

I’m still not great with the hand-shaping. I have a little plastic form, and it works great. The ones I make by hand are not as perfect, which is generally a problem for me in most areas (I’m a perfectionist).

This evening will be spent sewing seam bindings into my Mughal garb. And then perhaps searching for some cheapo churidar on Ebay, to cover my butt (literally) in the eventuality that I can’t sew some before Midwinter.


Here is the hand-made onigiri I mentioned:

Yum yum.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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