From Our Editors
In Focus: Onigilly
- Specialty: onigiri, or Japanese rice balls wrapped in seaweed
- How long onigiri have been eaten in Japan: more than 2,300 years—samurai used to carry these portable snacks on their way to war.
- Mission: to provide a healthier alternative to American fast food
- Ingredients: California-grown brown rice, seaweed, and a choice of fillings
- Must-try meaty option: soboro—ginger-honey braised ground beef
- Must-try veggie option: ume, or sour pickled plum