Yaki Onigiri (Grilled Glazed Rice Ball)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Connie Veneracion



  • Form the rice into triangles. Speedy did this for me because I was busy with the fried chicken. Wet your hands with water. Place about half a cup of rice on one palm. Curve your other hand to form an inverted cone and clamp your two hands together to press and shape the rice. Move the rice about 45 degrees and press again. You want the sides to have flat surfaces because you’re going to grill the rice.
  • Yaki onigiri (grilled glazed rice ball)
  • Sam said our pyramids were the wrong shape. I think she’s right.
  • Sprinkle a tablespoonful of cooking oil on the frying pan. Cook the rice over high heat, turning them every few minutes to brown all sides.
  • Yaki onigiri (grilled glazed rice ball)
  • Brush with the sauce and continue cooking until nicely browned and the sauce has caramelized a bit.