Three Kinds of Onigiri is a dish made by Megumi Tadokoro for the residents of Polar Star Dormitory after a long day of work at the dormitory garden. The dish revealed that Megumi was a competent chef but lacked the confidence behind her culinary abilities.
Megumi's first known dish made during the story. By making three different Onigiri fillings, Megumi created a refreshing and hearty meal to satisfy the Polar Star residents who were working in the fields that morning.
In addition to rice and nori:
Pork meat with garlic & honey filling:
- Pork belly
- Chicken breast
- Spring onion/scallion
- Chicken bouillon
- Sesame oil and seed powder
Shio kombu cheese filling:
- Sesame oil and powder
- Shio kombu (kombu simmered in soy; a common by-product of making use of 'discards' from dashi)
O-nigiri (お握り or 御握り; おにぎり?), also known as o-musubi (お結び; おむすび?), nigirimeshi (握り飯; にぎりめし?) or rice ball, is a Japanese food made from white rice formed into triangular or oval shapes and often wrapped in nori (seaweed). Traditionally, an onigiri is filled with pickled ume (umeboshi), salted salmon, katsuobushi, kombu, tarako, or any other salty or sour ingredient as a natural preservative. Because of the popularity of onigiri in Japan, most convenience stores stock their onigiri with various fillings and flavors. There are even specialized shops which only sell onigiri to take out. Due to its popularity in Japan, the trend of small restaurants selling onigiri has traveled to the American West coast, specifically California.