25 Nov 2021
A favorite at Izakaya restaurants, Yaki Onigiri are Japanese grilled rice balls covered in savory soy sauce. With a crispy crust on the outside and soft sticky rice on the inside, these rice balls are simply irresistible and easy to make at home!
by Lou Martinez
2 rice cooker cups uncooked Japanese short-grain rice (2 rice-cooker-cups (180 ml x 2 = 360 ml) yields roughly 4 servings (3 ½ US cups) or 6 rice balls; see how to cook short-grain rice with a rice cooker, a pot over the stove, an instant pot, or a donabe)
400 ml of water
1 tbsp of kosher/sea salt (I use Diamond Crystal; use half for table salt) (you do not need to use all of it) ▢
1 tbsp of oil