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ONIGIRI Workshop

  • Japan America Society of Houston 4543 Post Oak Place Houston United States (map)

Japan-America Society of Houston (JASH), with the support of the Grassroots Exchange Network - Japan (GEN-J), is pleased to be participating in #OnigiriAction, a worldwide campaign created by Table for Two to promote healthy Japanese eating culture as a framework to address the critical issues of food imbalance by providing healthy school meals and food education to children in need.

Join in the effort by learning how to make “Onigiri” with us.

All supplies needed for this FREE workshop will be provided. Participation is limited to 20 places. Please sign up below.

Note: Participants are requested to bring a bandana or cap to wear during the workshop.

What is “Onigiri”?

“Onigiri” or “rice ball” is a Japanese comfort food made from steamed rice that is formed into triangular, ball or cylinder shapes and typically wrapped with nori (dried seaweed). Given their size and shape, “Onigiri” are considered a portable treat that can be enjoyed on their own or as part of a bento box lunch. “Onigiri” come in all different appetizing flavors/fillings and are readily available for take-out from Japanese convenience stores and specialty shops. A high-level of nutritional value make “Onigiri” a popular lunch item for school children and business people alike.

What is #OnigiriAction?

#OnigiriAction is a campaign that commemorates World Food Day by aiming to provide one million meals to children in need around the world. During the campaign from October 10- November 20, every photo of a rice ball shared on the Onigiri Action website or posted on social media with #OnigiriAction hashtag will help provide five meals to children in need. In 2018, 160,425 “Onigiri” photos were posted by people from all over the world, providing 975,000 warm school meals.