Two Kinds of Onigiri Rice Balls with Corn and Edamame Beans

Two Kinds of Onigiri Rice Balls with Corn and Edamame Beans

The rice is seasoned with mayonnaise and salt and is easy to make. You can brush the onigiri with soy sauce and grill them.

Ingredients: For 2 big onigiri

Warm cooked rice
2 rice bowls' worth
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
to taste
to tatse
If you want to make grilled onigiri
Soy sauce
to taste


1. Defrost the frozen vegetables naturally or by boiling. Cut the edamame beans in half as they're big (the skin will peel off easily).
2. Mayo version: Mix half of the edamame and corn with mayonaise and a little salt. Add half of the rice and mix well. Shape into onigiri rice balls. If you squirt too much mayonnaise, the rice won't stick together.
3. Salt version: Mix the rest of the edamame beans, corn, rice and a little salt and shape into onigiri rice balls.
4. You can make two kinds of onigiri.
5. For grilled onigiri: Lightly brush the onigiri with soy sauce, and grill in a oven for about 5 minutes. It'll crisp and smell wonderful.
6. I used a sweet soy sauce form Kagoshima prefecture. Add a pinch of sugar to soy sauce and brush it on the onigiri.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had frozen veggies that was nearing its expiration date, so I mixed them together and made this.