I’ve been wanting to eat onigiri for the past few days but could never wake up early enough to cook rice in the morning. Last night though, I smartened myself up and cooked copious amounts of rice for dinner! Then, I slathered the rice in the pot with sushi vinegar (I like my onigiri rice sushi-like), packed them in two onigiri-sized baggies, then froze everything. This morning, I simply took them from the freezer then nuked on high for a minute or two then yay! I had onigiri to go!
For today’s onigiri, they’re totally nori (seaweed). The plain white ones on the right are stuffed with Gohan Desu Yo!, a seaweed paste made by Momoya. When I first heard of this from Lunch in a box, I was very, very intrigued. Especially when it was featured on the Yakitate!! Japan anime as well. It’s quite interesting, having nori both inside and outside my onigiri. Honestly, I couldn’t taste it all that much, I guess I put too little, but it was not unpleasant. The spotty onigiri was dusted with seaweed furikake. No, it wasn’t intentional, I just grabbed the first packet of furikake I could and surprise! It was nori.
To go with my norilicious onigiri, I served up some menchikatsu, a breaded and fried minced meat patty. Nice, moist, and crisp, I ate it with some tonkatsu sauce, contained in the little polka dot sauce container. I threw in a wedge of spreadable cheese. To up the health factor, I added a can of peaches in peach juice. A tad healthier than light syrup I bet, but I really miss my light syrup. ^_^;;
Happy lunch. Happy wallet. Onigiri cravings appeased. Mission accomplished! Let’s just hope tomorrows bento plans won’t be overruled by the desire to sleep again.