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Prep Time: 15 minutes/Cook Time: 12 minutes
1 cup sushi rice
2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 to 4 sheets nori
3 to 4 ears canned baby corn, drained and cut into 1/2-inch-thick pieces, or 1/4 cup corn kernels
1/2 avocado, diced
12 shelled edamame beans
1. Rinse and drain rice several times until water runs clear.  Place in saucepan with 1-1/2 cups water, and bring to a boil.  Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 12 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed.  Remove from heat, and let stand 1 minute.
2. Whisk together rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in bowl.  Add hot rice to bowl, and mix with spatula until rice has absorbed vinegar mixture.  Spread on baking sheet, and let cool 5 minutes.
3. Cut nori into eyes, noses, arms, ears, hair, whiskers, hats, etc. with scissors.  Place square of plastic wrap over 1/2 cup ramekin or small bowl.  Scoop 1/4 cup rice into center of plastic wrap.  Press indentation in center with thumb, and fill indentation with baby corn piece, avocado cube, and 2 edamame beans.
4. Cover with small plug of rice, and pull up sides of plastic wrap.  Twist and squeeze plastic wrap around rice to make tight, smooth ball of rice around filling.  Unwrap plastic wrap, and transfer ornigiri to plate.  Repeat with remaining ingredients.
5. Decorate onigiri with nori, using drops of water as glue, if necessary.
Makes 6 onigiri

Each Onigiri: 168 cal, 2 g fat (<1 g sat fat), 0 mg chol, 444 mg sod, 35 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 2 g sugars, 3 g pro.
Meal   SnackCooking Method   Simmer
Main Ingredient   Rice/GrainsStyle   Kid Pleasers
Prep Time   15 to 30 minutesCooking Time   less than 15 minutes

Eileen Stalec

Member since Dec 2008

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