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I can’t believe Pokémon’s 25th anniversary is this year! I grew up with the series, so I knew I had to make an anime recipe for one of the shows that defined my childhood.
A weird thing I never questioned as a kid was why they called the rice balls in Pokémon “donuts” and “sandwiches.” They weren’t sandwiches or donuts - they were onigiri! This was an attempt to localize the subtitles for American audiences, but understandably was meme'd since it doesn't make much sense.
I’m making two kinds of onigiri today: some stuffed with tuna, and some with umeboshi (aka Japanese pickled plum). You can also use salmon as a filling, if you like!
Ingredients (serves four)
Need help assembling your rice balls? Check out this video from Tokyo Kitchen!
Jessica is a huge Disney, anime, and Star Wars nerd who channeled that love into motivation to lose 75 lbs.