Fresh pea and umeboshi onigiri filling
Total time: 10 minutes
Servings: Makes enough to fill and garnish 4 onigiri
Note: Umeboshi are pickled plums and are generally available at Asian markets.
Pinch salt, for salting the boiling water
1/2 cup fresh peas
3 umeboshi, pitted and finely chopped
1. Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil to blanch the peas. Blanch the peas for a minute to bring out the color (do this while the rice is cooking for the onigiri). Drain the peas and set aside. These can be folded into half the amount of cooked rice for the basic onigiri recipe.