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Shiso Omusubi with Chicken Karaage For Cherry Blossom Parties & Picnics

Shiso Omusubi with Chicken Karaage For Cherry Blossom Parties & Picnics

These shiso omusubi with chicken karaage are the staples of our lunch box. They're very fragrant with green shiso leaves and yukari powder.

Ingredients: 2 servings ( making 4)

Chicken karaage (store-bought or frozen)
4 pieces
A: Shiso leaves (slice thinly)
4
A: Yukari powder
1 tablespoon or less
A: Toasted sesame seeds (white sesame seeds in the picture)
1 tablespoon
Cooked Japanese rice
cooked with about 1 rice cup
Shiso leaves to finish
4

Steps

1. I use frozen chicken karaage and heated following the instructions on the back of the packet.
2. Add shredded shiso leaves, yukari powder and toasted sesame seeds to the warm cooked rice and stir.
3. Divide the rice into 4 portions and shape into triangles like usual omusubi. Press each chicken karaage into a corner and press the rice to hold its nice shape. Allow a bit of karaage to stick out.
4. Wrap each omusubi with a shiso leaf and it's done!
5. [Variation] Use chicken nuggets instead.

Story Behind this Recipe

I was inspired by Nagoya's speciality Ten-musu.