I found time today to try and make onigiri.
The title explains that is not the original onigiri, that's because.....i'm not so good at cooking so better to explain...that way i hope you don't get a trauma seeing my onigiri!
So what i used is listed in the post below..
oh...okay okay, I'm gonna say again:
Japanese rice, Nori seaweed, red bean cream (with pieces of bean inside), salt, sugar.
The recipe says to use rice vinegar, but i hadn't.
I cleaned the rice in water until the water was looking clean, then i let the rice to rest for 15 minutes
After 15 minutes has pass, i did put the rice with clean water in a pot on the high fire until it boiled, at that point i lowered the flame and let the water to dry.
when the water has gone, the recipe tells you to use the wooden pot, but i don't have so i just used a clean pot.
I should have melt the sugar and the salt (for 500g of rice is 2 little spoon of sugar and 1 of salt) with vinegar but i just used sugar and salt in the new pot and mixed it gently, because you don't have to break the rice or it won't stay in shape.
while mixing i flatter the rice to make it to cool down, then i covered it with a cloth and waited 10 more minutes.
After that i used my heart and star shape, i first put in them a little rice then in the center some bean cream and covered with more rice.
Turned it upside down on the seaweed and cut the shape.
The wet rice will glue the seaweed.
This is the result, not wonderful, but it taste good ;)