|Ingredient||18 Rice Balls||18 Rice Balls|
|short-grain rice||3 rice-cooker-cups (2¼ cups)||3 rice-cooker-cups (540 ml)|
|salted cherry blossoms||1 oz.||30g|
|water||2 cups + 13 oz.||2 cups + 400 ml|
Onigiri (rice balls) are to traditional Japanese cuisine what the sandwich is in the US — a handy lunch that’s both easy to make and easy to take with you. Sakura onigiri are a twist on the standard, adding a delicate preserved cherry blossom to give an elegant touch to the outside and a subtle floral accent to the rice itself.