Here's another recipe from this afternoon.
Recipe: Coconut Sticky Rice Onigiri
- 1 1/2 cups rice (I used short grain)
- 1 can of coconut milk (398ml)
- Food colouring (optional)
If you would like to colour the rice, add food colouring to the reserved coconut milk. I split the milk in two and coloured one pink and one yellow using 6 drops of food colouring in each (I forgot to take a picture after the milk was coloured, so here's one before they were coloured. Sorry about the white on white!)
When the rice is finished cooking, add reserved coconut milk and mix in. Let it sit covered for a few minutes until the rice has absorbed the additional coconut milk.
Shape however you like! I decided that rather than do filled onigiris, I would leave them plain to just enjoy the coconut taste, so I made them half of the height of a normal onigiri. To do this fill the onigiri mold about 3/4 of the way up. Then cover with saran wrap and flip over. Push the bottom of the mold until the rice is packed and remove the mold.
I made pink hearts and yellow stars: Individually wrap the onigiri and place in the freezer while still warm. When ready to serve, microwave them first to thaw/warm them and to restore the texture of the rice.