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How to Make Rice Balls (Triangular, Round, and Barrel-shaped)
Rice balls commonly are in three shapes: triangular, round and barrel-shaped.
First, wet the palms of your hands with water and lightly salt. Empty a small bowl of rice onto your palm, add the filling to the center of the rice, and shape it into a ball, using both hands.
To make a triangular rice ball, form an angle using thumb and fingers. Adjust the thickness using the other hand. To make a round one, form a ball using both hands. To make a barrel-shaped one, roll into a cylinder shape and flatten the ends.