Umeboshi Cooked in Rice For Bento Rice Balls

Umeboshi Cooked in Rice For Bento Rice Balls

Put umeboshi in rice when you cook it. You'll have crispy burnt parts.

Ingredients: 1.5 to 4 cup

1.5 ~ 4 rice cooker cups (270 ml ~ 720 ml)
Amount needed for making rice
Salted plum
1 to 2
Ingredients for 4 big rice balls
Rice cooked with umeboshi
Start with1.5 rice cooker cups of rice (270 ml)
Shiso leaves (stems removed and finely cut)
2 leaves
Toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon
Chirimen jako (semi-dried salted tiny sardines)
1 1/2 tablespoons


1. Mince the umeboshi Leave the pits. Cook rice like you normally do, but with the umeboshi.
2. When the rice is cooked, remove the pits, and mix.
3. For rice balls, mix the ingredients marked with and shape. Done.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mom sometimes used to put umeboshi in rice, and made these rice balls to beat the summer heat. Add different ingredients for new variations.