A simple lunch that can be eaten with one hand. Filled with good nutrients and so so tasty as well. A classic Japanese meal or snack traditionally filled with pickles, salted salmon or any salty of sour ingredients. You can find these in almost every convenient shop around Japan, they make for a pretty handy meal on the go.
A little package of tuna tucked around some luxurious flavoured sticky rice. All held together with a little sheet of nori to keep your hands clean. Perfectly seasoned soft and sticky rice paired with any filling of your choice is sure to be a quick and simple meal for work or school.
Little Triangle Balls of Rice
2 Cups Japanese Rice
1 Can Tuna
1tb Light Soy Sauce
Rinse 2 cups of Japanese rice till the water runs clear.
Add in 2.4 cups of water and cook in your preferred way.
While the rice is cooking drain your tuna and empty it out into a bowl.
Whip up some magic and add in 1tb of mayonnaise, 1tb of light soy sauce. Give the mixture a good mix till a smooth mixture is formed.
In a bowl mix in 3tb of vinegar, 1/2tb of sugar and 1tb of sake. This will be used to flavour the rice.
Once the rice is cooked and fluffy add in your vinegar mixture over the rice and gently mix it in. Be careful not to mush up the rice. No one likes mushy rice.
Once the rice is done cooking, open the lid and allow to cool till you are able to work with it. Should take about 10 minutes.
Prepare a bowl of water (to help prevent the rice from sticking to your hands)
Liberally wet your hands. Sprinkle a little salt over your palm and gently rub it around.
Place about 2 table spoon's worth of rice onto your palm and flatten ever so slightly such that you can add 1tb of your tuna mixture in the center.
Add another table spoon or 2 of rice and start to work the rice into the classic triangle shape.
Once you are satisfied with the shape, gather 1 piece of seaweed. With the shiny side facing out wrap up your little rice triangle.
Swap out the filling for whatever you fancy, people have been known to add in fried chicken, salmon and everything you could ever imagine.