Friday, May 11, 2012

Salmon Onigiri (Rice Ball)



Ever since i started prepare Bento for my kids, every night i will ask my kids what they want to eat for Bento. The other day my son Lucas requested for Teriyaki salmon, but the little son Desmond said he has boring on my bento and he wanted to buy at the school's canteen..I was so upset when hearing this(understand that he is still small) ..Now i start to understand how my mother felt when we were complaint about the foods that she prepared for us last time..

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all mothers a "Happy Mother's Day" on this Sunday.

Anyway this was not stopping me to prepare Bento for Lucas, and he was enjoyed so much of this Salmon rice ball..


Salmon Onigiri (Rice Ball)

I use these moulds to make this triangle rice ball called Onigiri, which i won from a blogger's giveaway few years back.

Salmon Onigiri (Rice Ball)
 

A very quick and easy recipe, Thanks to Nami aka Just One Cookbook.. I have to simplify this recipe as i could not find some of the ingredients.

Salmon Onigiri (Rice Ball)

Salmon Onigiri (Rice Ball)


Salmon Onigiri (Rice Ball)



Salmon Onigiri (Rice Ball)
(recipe source: adapted from Just One Cookbook, with minor changes)

2 Salmon fillets

Salmon Onigiri (Rice Ball)
Japanese rice (2 cups uncooked rice) , cook in rice cooker with 2.5 cups water ,1tbsp Japanese vinegar and a pinch of salt

1tbsp sesame seeds
1 spring onion, green part only, julienned

Seasonings
1 tbsp cooking sake
1 tbsp Japanese light soy sauce
1tsp sugar
1tsp grated ginger

2 small packets of Furikake (salmon flavor)

Method
1. Bake salmon fillets at 200C for 10mins, set aside to cool. Break up into rough uneven pieces by hands and remove the bones if any.
2. In a non-stick frying pan, add in sesame seeds, stir fry till aroma.
3. Add in salmon, use a wooden spoon, break up into smaller pieces.
4. Add in seasonings and grated ginger, mix well.
5. Last add in spring onion, combine well. Pour the mixture into the rice cooker, add in Furikake, mix all together.
6. While the rice is warm, make rice ball with the triangle mould. Wrap with nori seaweed .


Salmon Onigiri (Rice Ball)


Other topics:-

There were two requests sent to me, requested for authorisation to use my photos. I am glad that they asked my permission unlike the earlier "no manner person" who still my photos and posts.

1) My Turmeric cabbage photo-an educational project at Fairfield Methodist Primary School which they are featuring popular foods for 4 races on the pillars at their canteen.


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2) My "Ngoh Hiang" photo- for packaging sticker design..In return, he was helping me to convert my Nasi Lemak icon into watermark ,so I can place my blog's icon on all my photos for copyright purposes. Thanks Victor!

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61 comments:

yvonne said...

I have that mould too :D And thanks for sharing the recipe, because I always thought onigiri come with filing and not 'mix' with the rice.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Yummy yummy!!!

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Today, i'm not too late, hehe...

anne said...

Kids and their junk food at school :P :D Give Desmond a week and he'll tell you " Mom , I want to bring bento box to school tomorrow " ! hahahaha

I love it ! It looks mouthwatering ! Give Desmond's share to me then !

I haven't made this like since forever pffftttt Will check out this cooking sake at the market :D

Sheoh Yan said...

Your onigiri looks so cute to me. I let my girl take canteen food once every week.

有碗話碗 Rice Bowl Tales said...

Nothing beats mothers' homemade food! Especially an amazingly good cook mum like Sonia! Wish you a very happy mother's day :)

eileenlee said...

wow sonia, u become famous right now, next time like a movie star, i think i better quickly get ur autograph during next mth visit.

this snack looks so yummy, ur son so lucky got homemade meal everyday

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

我要签名:)

都说了,做你的孩子很幸福:)

Mel said...

This onigiri is good to let the children to take to school. Healthy than eating at the canteen. I like your watermark logo. Very beautiful print.

eencyweency said...

Japanese lunch box? I wish I can be one of ur kids! Happy Mother's Day, Sonia! :)

Fern @ To Food With Love said...

Your kids sure are lucky to have you make bento for their school lunchbox. My son also complains sometimes when I make the same thing for him, even though it's his favourite, he gets bored with it too...LOL. Anyway, these onigiri looks easy, maybe i'll make for my son one day too

Cocoeriley said...

Wow, looks so yummy and cute. I want to eat >(^^)<

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

Haha..Same as my husband. Sometimes he will request for outside food too :)

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

Sonia, you're getting famous everyday :))
Happy Mother's Day to you!

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said...

This looks super tempting Sonia! How you been...wish you advance Mothers Day ;)

Loved your cute header...really adorable ;)

ICook4Fun said...

Congratulations Sonia. Famous already! Love you new logo. Happy Mother's Day to you too. Enjoy all the pampering from your family.

Cheah said...

I too don't mind having this Bento, looks yummy. Happy Mother's Day to you too.

lena said...

very nice onigiri and now i can foresee you will use more of that mould. Hey, congrats sonia! such an honour your photo to be taken up for packaging purpose! Happy mother's day to you too!!

LinsFood said...

These are such cute looking morsels, I'll have to get my kids to make them, they're going to have a great time and will love eating them!

Jeannie said...

I just had Japanese food and now I am looking at japanese food lol! still drooling, your bento looks so good, no wonder your son loves it!

zila 4ever said...

happy mother day sonia..and bento vry famous at japan..they have Many type mould also..

Li Shuan said...

Desmond doesn't want I will have his bento box instead haha!

Wah famous already we can see ur Ngor hiong on the market now. I want to look for the roll when I go home next time

アンゼエリン said...

Oh this one call onigiri? Thanks for sharing on how to make it. Happy mothers day tou and wish u have a lovely weekend.

Elin said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Sonia :) You are a wopnderful Momsie to Desmond and Lucas and I am sure they both will love all the bentos you prepare for them:) Have a wonderful Mother's Day with them.

Julie said...

Very cute traingles n yummy with salmon!! Join me in the ONGOING EVENTS-"Ginger OR Pepper Corns/powder(EP Series-May) ,
Show me Your HITS 'Iron Rich Foods'
ERIVUM PULIYUM

tigerfish said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Your kids are lucky to have you prepare delicious healthy meals for them.

Little Corner of Mine said...

What a great idea and super delicious! Happy Mother's Day to you too! :)

My Little Space said...

Congratulations to you, Sonia! You must be so proud of yourself which hard work does pay off some how. Happy Mother's Day to you too! enjoy your weekend.
Kristy

Ah Tze said...

Happy Mother's Day! nice rice balls, i hv that mould too :) kids really fuzzy abouy food, my boy often refuse to eat his meals too :)

Lala said...

Opps must say I'm guilty of that too, towards my mum's cooking. Now I really know how it feels. The watermark icon looks great... and it's really cool that your photo is used for a packaging sticker.. it's an affirmation of your photographic skills =)

Baby Sumo said...

Happy Mother's Day to you. The onigiri looks good, wonder where can get the mould.

belany.ong said...

Dear Sonia,
First of all I would like to wish you A Happy Mother's Day. I have been visiting your blog to get ideas on what to cook and prepare for my family. Thank you for not charging a single cent for that.^^
Thank you for your unselfish sharing of recipes and tips on cooking and baking.
God bless you and your family!

Christine's Pantry said...

This looks good. Happy Mother's Day!

love2dine said...

Oh, my! These really look exceptionally rich and delicious

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Aww Sonia, thanks for making this and linking back to me! I'm so happy your son Lucas enjoy this onigiri! ^_^ I'm going to start making bento for my son this fall when he starts his 1st grade. So nervous! Hopefully he'll eat everything I cook...hmm doubt it...

Happy Mother's Day! Hope you are getting some rest. But I know you will be making a cake or something! ;-)

Congrats on both photos! I love your new watermark!

Debs @ The Spanish Wok said...

Lovely recipe.

I must get some of those moulds.

Now following you, great blog.

Lite Home Bake said...

If it makes you feel better, I had the same experience with my son :) I guess sometimes they want the fun of joining their friends to buy food from the canteen. But sometimes he's really proud when friends envy what he has in his lunch box too!
Onigiri looks yummy!

Happy Mother's Day, yeah!

Sherleen.T said...

Sonia, you are getting famous and famous, so happy for you...the icon is really sweet and cute...:)
i love your onigiri just your like elder son...don't be too disappointed, i believe one day your sons will truly appreciate how good is their mom's cooking and unable to find anywhere...:)
Happy Mother's Day to you! ^^

ykristen said...

Happy Mother's Day Sonia and to all mothers who so effortlessly continue to do all they can for their kids.

U surely are one great mum

Sissi said...

I love onigiri and yours look gorgeous!

Elin said...

Sonia...Happy Mother's Day to you too and thank you for not just being a wonderful Momsie but also a wonderful food blogger....you deserve a wonderful day! Have a great time with your family on this special day ! :)

Jay said...

wow..looks so appetitizing..
happy mothers day to you too..:)

Tasty Appetite

mui mui said...

Hi Sonia,
I click to get into your blog and when it pop out I saw your water mark icon..it is so attractive. I like it so much..
I was thinking later in the comment i will ask you "is that your daughter's work of art again??" haha now i know ...
Wow!! getting famous ... so happy for you.
I love your onigiri rice ball..i know my boys will love this..thanks for sharing..^^

mui mui said...

oh ya!! would like to wish you a very HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY..^^

Jocelyn said...

I love riceballs! Will try out this recipe. Happy Mother''s Day to you, Sonia! Your kids are so lucky!

ogyep yummy mellow said...

Happy Mothers Day Sonia... love salmon very much... must try this out..

Angel @ Cook.Bake.Love said...

Happy Mother's day !

Angie Ng said...

看的这好吃的料理肚子就开始打起鼓来了。。。。哈哈哈!

祝母亲节快乐!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Oh yum, another great bento box! Looks like I need to be more hardworking like you, such lovely lunch boxes for the kids! You totally deserve a great Mother's Day celebration ! Happy Mother's Day Sonia. ;)

shaz said...

Happy mothers day to you Sonia :)

Jane Chew said...

Congratulation! Now is like super star liao. Haha... So next will be public asking for autograph. Hmm... Looks like I need to queue first :)

Elisabeth said...

Hi Sonia-as I was checking out your amazing salmon rice ball, and the cute Bento molds, I was thinking of Nami, and it's so nice the you also did and linked back to her.

Your little son is so lucky to have such delicious and healthy lunch, that I sure would love to make for my family.
Photos are superb, as well!
Happy Mother's Day! ...or maybe it' already Monday, by you!
xoxo

Sem said...

Sonia,
Happy Mother's Day,your kids are lucky to be able to enjoy delicious and yet nutritious bento lunch.I can only pack the most, sandwich with jam and peanut butter for my kids, or let them eat the canteen food,usually.

Love your nasilemak logo, very authentic.

eileen@hundred eighty degrees said...

Your sons are so lucky, I have never prepared a bento meal for my kids before, the most I will just prepare sandwiches for them, so embarrassing. This bento meal is delicious!

Sharon @ Feats of Feasts said...

hi sonia, the onigiri looks delicious. i have a question though, do you prepare this the night before or that morning before you send your kids off to school? If you prep it the night before, that means its okay to eat it cold or room temp?

choi yen said...

I hope I can make bento for Sam when she go to school :)
PS: If the mommy (=me) willing to wake up more earlier, haha lol

daphne said...

hope you had a lovely mothers day! and so this is how u use the mould!!! LOL now i know.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Sharon, actually i send bento during lunch time, because the school only 5mins from my house..^_^

Mary said...

This sounds great! My kids would love to have their rice this way. I've had something similar on my meal plan for a while, but now I want to try this instead!

Lori said...

I can't wait to try these! I brought some of these rice molds when we moved back to the US from Brazil. I haven't had much of a use for them yet so this will be perfect. I bet they are delicious too!

Anonymous said...

I noticed your new watermark n it is really nice and professional looking ! Good barter trade...your mouth-watering pic in exchange for creative work.

The bento certainly looks delicious.

Sandra

Janine said...

i like the new watermark too! it's so cute :D

i always like salmon with japanese seasoning, and i like jap rice, but have never thought of putting them together as onigiri - gonna try this soon because then i can bring to work easily :D

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