ONIGIRI (pronounced oh-nee-gi-ree)
$1.30 to $1.50 for one
Onigiri is a rice ball, the Japanese equivalent of our sandwich, a lunchbox and picnic item of everyone's childhood (it's also called omusubi). It consists of a ball or triangle of steamed white rice stuffed with a variety of fillings, such as sour plum, seasoned fish flakes, or roe, then sprinkled with sesame seeds or wrapped in the roasted seaweed nori.
(Food styling/Debra Samuels; Photos by Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)