Monday, January 2, 2012

Making Salmon Onigiri (rice ball) with Donabe

Onigiri (rice ball) with grilled salmon filling is one of the most classic and popular onigiri for Japanese people. It's a simple delight. When you make it with donabe, the quality is further elevated and becomes a treasure.

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For salmon, I simply steam-roasted salted salmon filets in my donabe steam-roaster, TOCHINSAI, for 2.5 minutes in microwave. The salmon came out so juicy. Once it's slightly cooled down, I took away the skin and any bones, and broke the filets into smaller pieces.

For rice, I made plain brown rice with double-lid donabe rice cooker, KAMADO-SAN. Shiny fluffy rice was ready in a short time.

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With these two simple donabe-cooked ingredients, my delicious salmon onigiri tasted like a special treat.

Happy donabe life.