Onigiri filled with Japanese Yam and Kabocha Squash
Onigiri filled with Japanese Yam and Kabocha Squash
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    For onigiri you'll want to purchase sticky sushi rice. Traditionally white rice is used, but brown rice can be used as well. I have fallen in love with the Mishima Yukari shiso rice seasoning which I purchased in Japan. It does contain MSG, so if you avoid that seasoning try this dried shiso leaf from Eden foods. Or you can skip it all together and add a tad more salt to your rice as it cooks. Buy these products online or find them at a local Japanese grocery store. If you live in NYC check out Dainobu.

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups sticky rice, rinsed well
    • ½ cup Japanese yam, diced
    • ½ cup kabocha squash, diced (you can eat the skin)
    • 1 tsp sea salt
    • 2½ cups water
    • 2 tbsp black sesame seeds
    • 8 strips of toasted nori
    • 2 tbsp Mishima Yukari shiso leaf seasoning

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 71 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 1 g 1.92%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 1.04%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 293 mg 12.21%
    • Calcium: 11 mg 1.1%
    • Potassium: 31 mg 0.89%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 2.31%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 12 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 4.25%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 17.92%
    • Vitamin C 3.51%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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