Rice Cookers Recipes

Bean Onigiri Trio

Zojirushi Recipe – Bean <i>Onigiri</i> Trio

Make these fun to eat onigiri by decorating with 3 kinds of healthy beans. How can you resist a cute snack like this—your kids are going to love ‘em!

            	Bean <i>Onigiri</i> Trio  Ingredients

Ingredients (makes 6 onigiri): 

To Cook in the Rice Cooker: 

  • 2 cups (rice measuring cup) short or medium grain white rice 
  • Water to fill to water level 2 for “WHITE RICE"

For Mixing:

  • 1/4 cup green peas, frozen
  • 1/4 cup edamame, shelled frozen
  • 1/4 cup red beans or kidney beans (canned) drain and rinse

For Seasoning Rice:

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

For Finishing Touch:

  • 1/2 tsp. roasted white sesame seeds

              Bean <i>Onigiri</i> Trio Step 1

Prepare white rice using the ingredients listed under “To Cook in the Rice Cooker”. For steps to cook "white rice," see here

              Bean <i>Onigiri</i> Trio Step 2

While the rice cooks, prepare beans. In a small pan, boil one cup of water with 1/2 teaspoon salt (not in the ingredients). Add frozen green peas and boil for 3 minutes. Transfer green peas with boiling water into a bowl and set aside to cool down. Using the same method, boil edamame for 3 minutes and red beans for only 30 seconds.

              Bean <i>Onigiri</i> Trio Step 3

When rice completes cooking, transfer rice to another bowl, sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of salt and gently fluff with the rice spatula. Equally divide portions into three bowls, add drained green peas, edamame and red beans to each and gently mix.

              Bean <i>Onigiri</i> Trio Step 4

Cut and place a plastic wrap about 7 to 8 inches long and place in a small bowl. Add 1/2 the amount of green peas rice mixture on top of the plastic wrap. Gather the plastic wrap around the rice and make a triangular rice ball by squeezing your hands together lightly. The rice ball should be firm so it does not fall apart, but the rice should remain fluffy and not smashed.  

              Bean <i>Onigiri</i> Trio Step 5

Repeat step 4 to make two of each kind of onigiri

              Bean <i>Onigiri</i> Trio Step 6

Remove the plastic wrap. Sprinkle roasted white sesame seeds on the red beans onigiri. Enjoy!