Onigiri Molds

Posted March 20th, 2012 in Food 3 Comments »

We got these plastic onigiri shaper from Japan, and made some onigiri (rice balls) last week.

They are very simple to use – just fill steamed rice and filling, then dress up the rice balls with nori sheet, sesame seeds, furikake (seasoning powder for rice) or thinly cooked omelet.

When making onigiri by hand the rice sticks to fingers and it gets messy, but using a mold makes all process easier 🙂

First, you need to season the steamed rice with salt.  Just a pinch.

Fill the steamed rice to the mold, and make a tiny hole.

Fill the filling, (I used tuna+Japanese mayonnaise … yum!)

and press it with the lid.

Wrap with nori sheet…

remove the plastic mold, and it’s done!

Another one…

You can do this way too.

Or use small cut nori sheet.

Or just sprinkle black sesame 🙂

I remember Nippon Food in Subiaco sells onigiri and sushi molds, if you are interested ↓↓

Shop 26, 180 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco
Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm / Sat 9am – 5pm
Sun 11am – 5pm
Closed on Public Holidays
(08) 9380 6783

3 Comments on “Onigiri Molds”

  1. 1 Megan said at 8:55 pm on March 20th, 2012:

    Yum!! You make it look so easy. I saw those moulds in Yee Seng Chinese supermarket in Myaree. Now I might go and buy them. My host mother in Japan made me onigiri for my breakfast – OISHI!!! 🙂

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 8:05 pm on March 24th, 2012:


    Oh, I didn’t know Yee Seng sell onigiri mold! :). How much do they sell?
    Yeah onigiri is Japanese people’s everyday food … Many flavors of onigiri can be easily bought from convenience stores over there, but of course hand-made ones taste much much better! 😉

  3. 3 umepontarou said at 10:41 am on March 26th, 2012:

    Megan, I saw the onigiri molds at Yee seng the other day. I remember it was around $3.00. I think it’s not that bad 🙂

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