Roasted Rice Balls (Onigiri Yaki)
20 mins (prep 20)
4 ingredients
1 servings
These are so yummy! I haven't tried the miso one (yet! But once I get my paws on some miso paste. . .), but the soy sauce ones are fantastic. This is fairly typical bar food in Japan from what I have read online, but it also makes for good lunchbox food or a side dish for a Japanese inspired dinner. You can also make a bunch of these and freeze them for up to a month. This recipe comes from Bento Boxes: Japanese Meals To Go by Naomi Kijima - hence the single serving size. Cooking time does not include time to cook rice. I posted photos to try and make clear the grill, flip, brush, flip, brush, flip, done routine. Hope this helps. :)

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  • 14 ounces cooked short-grain rice (about 2 c., hot)
  • 2 teaspoons miso
  • 1 teaspoon sake, divided
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce


Serving Size (52.65 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 32.14 Calories from Fat 5.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.6g 0.93%
Saturated Fat 0.11g 0.57%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 918.27mg 38.26%
Total Carbohydrate 3.4g 1.13%
Dietary Fiber 0.61 g 2.44%
Sugars 0.78 g %
Protein 2.21g 4.43%
Vitamin A 8.58IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 7.84mg% Iron 0.49mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
short-grain rice, cooked