Japanese Turkey Rice Balls (Onigiri)

#Thanksgiving #Christmas #KidFriendly #Japanese #Pretz #Glico

Holidays are made happier with cheery voices of children. Of course, channeling the (sometimes sugar-charged) energy of little ones can be a challenge. Here's a kid-friendly project which will yield yummy and healthy results.

  • Japanese short-grain rice
  • Tofu, turkey or hot dogs; cooked and chopped
  • (You’ll need the circular ends of the “dogs” for turkey faces.)
  • Seaweed (nori) and/or rice paper
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Small dried cranberries cut in half
  • Honey
  1. Prepare Japanese sticky short-grain rice per package and rice cooker instructions.
  2. Scoop ice cream size balls out of the cooker with plastic wrap.
  3. Nestle nori seaweed or paper rice around the rice balls.
  4. Place a tofu or turkey dog head atop each onigiri rice ball.
  5. Arrange Pretz sticks (cut in half) in a fan shape to create Thanksgiving turkey feathers. 
  6. Sesame seeds and cranberry “glued” on with honey complete the Thanksgiving Pretz turkey.