Is there any way to give a flavour to jap rice? will it lose it's 'stickyness'? I'm talking about using broth or something like that
Anyway, post your ideas for onigiri fillings.
My kid hated sandwiches so I just started making her onigiri.Most times I would put seasoned crab meat inside of it. She never came back with it in her bag like a sandwich. I also have a cucumber and fish roe one but I eat those.
I like this stuff, it's my favorite flavor furikake. You can get them at asian supermarkets, near the spices. They are like 2 dollars each
A nice rich, fatty broth will produce delicious rice, but the fat makes it less sticky. Use totally lean broth to maintain the texture. Packaged is fine.
For less drastic flavor enhancement do what those daffy nips do and throw a piece of konbu in there. It adds some subtle oceanic flavorness, and probably "umami" or some shit.
As for onigiri filling, my favorite is tuna salad. Light on the salad, heavy on the mayo. Also goes great with furikake.
add a little bit more broth than you would water
it will make the rice taste more like whatever broth you use
It will still be sticky as long as you make it the right way
I agree with a certain quality of rice being better for the flavor profile. I know they vinegar their rice.
my question is, what kind of broth? theres so many broths, id just use a chicken broth but that's no go.
a rice wine broth might be tastier. ive had some that is pretty sweet and tasty
Onigiri usually are made with salt and often some kind of pickle or other salty filling.
In fact the Japanese have a TON of salt in their diet. I don't know why people view it as being so "healthy" except for the weeb factor.
Plus, rice that is worth eating will have some kind of natural flavor anyway. Usually it's ever so slightly nutty. And Japanese rice tends to be chewy, so the texture is interesting.
I personally like toasting before cooking but I have experimented too much with it outside of brown rice, jasmine and white medium
I have no idea what you're talking about. Looks fine to me.
Nothing beats the original.