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Carrot Chip Onigiri

Carrot Chip Onigiri

Carrot chip onigiri -- crunchy carrot chips become delightfully chewy when combined with hot steamed rice to make these colorful onigiri (Japanese rice balls).  The carrot chips also give the rice balls great flavor.

Servings 4
Author Rachael Hutchings, www.lafujimama.com

Ingredients

  • 3 cups hot, steamed Japanese rice*
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1/4 cup roughly crushed bare Snacks Sea Salt Carrot Chips
  • 1/2 sheet nori, cut into 4 pieces (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine the hot rice with the sea salt and crushed Bare Snacks Sea Salt Carrot Chips in a bowl and toss gently to mix well.

  2. Place a piece of plastic wrap in a rice bowl and scoop one-quarter of the rice mixture into the bowl.  

  3. Pull the edges of the plastic wrap up to make a little pouch.  Mold the rice into a ball or triangle.  Repeat with the remaining rice.

  4. Remove the plastic wrap and wrap the rice balls with nori, if desired.  Serve immediately, or re-wrap with plastic wrap and pack into a bento.

Recipe Notes

*Look for rice labeled as sushi rice or Calrose rice.  You do not want to use a long grain rice, as this rice won't stick together, like a medium or short-grain Japanese rice.