Rice Cookers Recipes

Bean Onigiri 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!


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
1

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

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.

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.

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.  

5

Repeat step 4 to make two of each kind of onigiri

6

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

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