Onigiri or Rice Balls - Live Online
with Faye Warner
The Ultimate Japanese Street Food!
Onigiri is the Japanese equivalent of the American sandwich, except, so much better than your average PB&J. With so many ways to customize your onigiri to taste, this is a wonderful introduction to Japanese cuisine. As a bonus, you will learn how to perfect your rice cooking skills, so you'll never again have dry or soggy rice! Cook along with Faye using the ingredients listed below. Registration closes at noon on the day of class.
Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/
Faye Warner spent years on permaculture farms and was inspired to be an avid gardener by the amazing women in her family. She has a minor in Holistic Health and has healed her own health issues through diet and food. Faye is also an experienced cook, with many years of restaurant management and a special passion for making the perfect Onigiri!
Sushi Rice, Plain rice will work as well if this cannot be found, short grain rice is preferred (1-2 Cups),
Rice Wine Vinegar (White vinegar can be subbed but not recommended), Sugar.
Savory Version: High Quality (preferably packed in oil) Canned Salmon or Tuna,
Kewpie Mayonnaise (regular mayonnaise is fine),
Scallions or chives,
Furikake (non-spicy rice seasoning that can be found at any Asian market. Note: spicy version: https://www.amazon.com/Nori-Fume-Furikake-Rice-Seasoning/dp/B00290NPTM.
Sweet Version: prepared sweetened red bean paste (most Asian markets carry this), typically it's either sweetened whole bean in a can, or a sweetened paste. Either is fine. (1 teaspoon per onigiri).
If you can't find red bean paste, we can do a "New England alternative to Okinawa Brown Sugar" You'll need brown sugar (1 Tablespoon) and molasses (1⁄2 teaspoon). Your favorite chopped nut (about 1 Tablespoon) would be a nice addition to this sweet alternative.
Note: You choose if you want to make a savory or sweet version (you do not NEED to purchase materials for BOTH, unless you choose to do so).
Section I: May 6th, 2021
Thu for 1 week from 5:30 - 7:00 pm
For more info, call us at (207) 934-7922