Onigirazu (Japanese Rice Sandwiches) is derived from Onigiri (Japanese rice balls). According to Eating With Your Hands, Onigirazu means “no shaping”. When making Onigiri, the rice needs to be shaped into a triangle, but no squeezing/shaping is needed when making Onigirazu. This explains the “razu”, which means “none”, or “without”. For the longest time, the husband has been hoping that I would make Onigirazu. And why not, I thought, since these fit right into my “Approved” list of fuss-free food to cook. These Japanese rice sandwiches can be filled with allll sorts of ingredients!
Japanese curry for dinner tonight? I have a thing for Japanese curry and tonkatsu.. sometimes this “thing” needs to be satisfied once a month! I used to have a phobia of boxed Japanese curry because it reminds me of my ex-Japanese boyfriend’s mom (I don’t want to be reminded). And Japanese curry and Miso soup were the only thing she made. I added a bit of fresh milk to this version, plus chicken fillet, chicken karaage, potatoes and carrots. So yummy! I used Golden Curry brand.