Doman Rice Balls Recipe

Doman Rice Balls Recipe

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Doman Rice Balls

by Lemon Drop from A Recipe Reborn

“Simple triangular balls of steamed sticky rice sprinkled with naught but a pinch of sea salt so that one might appreciate the subtle flavors of the original ingredients.”
— Eorzea Database
  • Prep time: 1 hour
  • Cook time: 12 minutes
  • Yields 12 rice balls




2 cups

Japanese short grain rice

460 g

2 ½ cups


585 mL

1 ½ tsp

kosher Salt

9 g

3 sheets

nori (seaweed)

3 sheets

¼ cup

tuna (optional)

60 g

2 tbsp

mayonnaise (optional)

30 g

1 tsp

soy sauce (optional)

5 mL

2 tbsp

furikake (optional)

10 g


  1. Wash and drain the rice 3 to 5 times until the water runs mostly clear.
  2. Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes.
  3. Cut the nori into rectangular strips and set aside for later.
  4. Strain the rice in a sieve for 15 minutes.
  5. Mix the salt into the water and dissolve completely.
  6. Put the rice and water solution into a pot with a tight-fitting lid.
  7. Bring the pot to a boil over medium-high heat.
  8. Cover, set the heat to low and simmer for 12 minutes.
  9. Remove the pot from the heat and set aside for 10 minutes.
  10. Transfer the rice to a large bowl and allow it to cool.
  11. Shape a 1/2 cup portion of rice into a triangle using a mold, plastic sandwich bag, plastic wrap or with wet hands.
  12. Apply a strip of nori to one side of the triangle.
  13. Repeat step 11 and 12 until all the rice is shaped.

Furikake (optional)

  1. Mix the furikake into one third of the rice.
  2. Shape the rice into a triangle as described above.

Tuna (optional)

  1. Combine the tuna, mayonnaise and soy sauce in a bowl.
  2. Shape a 1/4 cup portion of rice into a patty.
  3. Lay 1 tablespoon of the tuna mixture onto the rice.
  4. Cover the tuna with another 1/4 cup portion of rice.
  5. Shape the rice into a triangle as described above.


This recipe was created by adapting from:

Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) おにぎり - Just One Cookbook

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