Yaki Onigiri (Grilled Rice Balls) 焼きおにぎり

Yaki onigiri or grilled rice balls seasoned with soy sauce and grilled until crispy.

What is Yaki Onigiri?

Yaki onigiri (焼きおにぎり) are scrumptious Japanese grilled rice balls which are made with sticky quick or medium-grain rice that is fashioned right into a triangular form. Then they’re grilled till a crispy exterior is fashioned and seasoned with soy sauce or miso. It’s offered in comfort shops, grocery shops, and department shops throughout Japan. Grilled rice balls are a preferred snack, lunch, or picnic meals and is often present in bento containers.

Traditionally yaki onigiri is grilled over a charcoal grill to offer it a tremendous smokey taste that is fantastic throughout the winter, however resulting from fashionable comfort, it may be ‘grilled’ in a pan and even roasted within the oven. What’s essential is that the outside will get crispy and golden brown earlier than any sauce is utilized. Various fillings may be added, like salmon or tuna, however it’s generally offered with simply plain rice.

Yaki (焼き) immediately interprets to ‘grilled’ and onigiri (おにぎり) immediately interprets to ‘rice ball’, therefore yaki onigiri means grilled rice ball in Japanese.