A favorite at Izakaya restaurants, Yaki Onigiri are Japanese grilled rice balls covered in savory soy sauce. With a crispy crust on the outside and soft sticky rice on the inside, these rice balls are simply irresistible and easy to make at home!
Let the cooked rice cool a little bit until you can hold rice without burning your hands. Do not let the rice completely cool down.
Rice gets hard when you refrigerate. You can individually wrap the Yaki Onigiri in plastic wrap and cover them with kitchen towel and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. The towel will prevent the rice from getting too cold and keep the food stay cool but not cold. When you're ready to eat, bring it back to room temperature and reheat in microwave or frying pan.
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