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Old 06-17-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
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What rice brand do you use to make Rice Balls?(Onigiri)

I've been wondering cause there's way to many selections in the grocery store to choose from and I don't know which brand would be best to make Rice Balls with. So does anyone have any suggestions?

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Old 06-17-2010, 09:01 PM   #2
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Rather than a specific brand, you need to be sure you use the right type of rice. Onigiri calls for short grain 'sticky rice'.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:23 PM   #3
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Yeah I knew that.. But the brands can sometimes have to do with the way it cooks. So I was wondering.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:26 PM   #4
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Sorry, can't help with brands. Have you checked in an Asian market?
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:31 PM   #5
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Well that's my main problem. No Asian markets what so ever around here. Seriously.. Its annoying. Everything's harder to find in Kentucky it seems. So if I did get it it would have to be online.
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Old 06-19-2010, 03:25 PM   #6
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Chinese rice balls??? I use long grain rice for those, it's fluffier, short grained rice tends to be much softer, not really the texture I look for... I also make rice balls with arborio rice, but they are not chinese...
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:08 PM   #7
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Try this site:
Onigiri (rice balls) | Just Hungry
although they don't specify a brand, they do specify "sushi" rice. so, Botan Calrose would be a recommended brand: (yes, brown, but look at the top of the page for white)
Botan Calrose Brown Rice (5#): Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:37 PM   #8
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Short of ordering online...check your grocer's shelf for Watermaid or River brand...One or both should be available in your area...both are medium/short grain. HTH

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