Sunday, April 20, 2008

Coconut Sticky Rice Onigiri Recipe

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)
Reserve 1/4 cup of coconut milk. Cook rice with remaining coconut milk (I used a rice cooker, but you could do it on the stove if you like).

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.

Here is the finished batch. It made two dozen of the half size onigiri, ready to be thrown in a bento!


Anonymous said...

Hi, Jacki! Thank you for posting this recipe. I tried it earlier today, and my onigiri came out so delicious!

Jacki said...

I'm so glad to hear it!! I love these. I'm running out though so it's time to make more! What shape of onigiris did you make?

Anonymous said...

I shaped them into triangles. They are a bit large though so I think next time I make this recipe, I may make them half-sized instead.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I made these in my rice cooker, but the rice wasn't soft enough. I added a cup of water and cooked more until soft.

Did you add any water?

Jacki said...

I didn't, but different kinds of rice take different amounts of liquid. If you're using a rice cooker, I would recommend just using the cup that comes with it and filling it with coconut milk up to the line. These are measurements that worked with my rice cooker, but yours might be different