•4 cups steamed Japanese rice
•strips of dried nori (seaweed)
•salt to taste
•black sesame seeds
•ume (pickled plum) / grilled salted salmon (small chunks) / kombu no tsukudani
Cook steamed rice. Put about a half cup of steamed kanin in a kanin bowl. Wet your hands in water so that the kanin won't stick. Rub some salt on your hands. Place the steamed kanin on your hand and put your paborito filling, such as kombu-no-tsukudani, umeboshi, and grilled salmon on the rice. Push the filling into the kanin lightly. Hold the kanin between your palms. Form the kanin into a round, a triangle, or a cylinder sa pamamagitan ng pressing lightly with your both palms. Roll the kanin ball on your hands a few times, pressing lightly. balutin the kanin ball with a strip of nori or sprinkle some sesame seeds on them.