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Japanese cooking class - Gochisou Onigiri with Table for Two

  • 23 Oct 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online
  • 12


  • Registration for all JASWDC events and programs is offered free to Kiku-level ($1,500) Members.

Registration is closed

JASWDC is proud to support TABLE FOR TWO’s World Food Day 2020 “Change the World with Onigiri – #OnigiriAction –”. During the class, you will learn how to make traditional onigiri (rice balls) as well as gochiso onigiri (gourmet onigiri) that use ingredients such as seaweed and eggs and tuna, and support TABLE FOR TWO’s Onigiri Action. Participants will be able to help donate school meals to children in need in DC and around the world by just taking a photo with their onigiri (rice balls) and post on the campaign website or your own social media with #OnigiriAction. For each onigiri photo post, TFT’s partner organizations will donate 5 school meals to children in need. 

Check the ingredients list before registering.  Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. We will send the recipe card a week before the class.


For all Onigiri:

2 cups cooked short or medium grain Rice

1 sheet roasted seaweed (yakinori)

Traditional Onigiri (Tuna Mayo Onigiri):

1 5-ounce can Tuna, drained

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 teaspoon soy sauce

Gochiso Onigiri (Festive Onigiri):

Choose your combination:

Please have the ingredients of your choice prepared and in separate bowls.

1 egg Scrambled egg or 1/4 cup corn

2 smoked salmon slices or 4 medium size shrimp, cooked or 1/4 cup diced ham

1 scallion, finely chopped, or 2 tablespoons peas or 1/4 cup arugula

1/4 cup cheddar cheese, diced or 1 slice of cheese, diced or 1/4 cup shredded cheese

Furikake (Rice Sprinkles):

1 sheet of roasted seaweed

1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar

**Optional**1 tablespoon roasted sesame seed, 1/4 cup bonito flakes

1 teaspoon mirin, 1 teaspoon soy sauce if using bonito flakes (Katsuo)



  3 bowls for mixing

  Plastic wrap

  2 small custard-size cups - for magic rice ball

  Cutting board


 Mixing spoon/rice paddle

 Small skillet

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