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: