A rice ball may be any kind of food item made from rice that has been shaped, condensed, or otherwise combined into a ball shape. Rice balls exist in many different cultures in which rice is eaten, and are particularly prevalent in Asia.
Types of rice balls by region
Types of rice ball include:
- Arancini, an Italian fried rice ball coated with breadcrumbs.
- Omo tuo, a Ghanaian staple food that is more smooth and soft due to its higher volume of water, usually eaten with peanut soup.
- Onigiri, (お握り), a Japanese rice ball made from white rice formed into triangular or oval shapes.
- Pinda, rice balls offered to ancestors during Hindu funeral rites and ancestor worship.
- Tangyuan (汤圆), a Chinese rice ball made from glutinous rice flour.
- Zongzi, a Chinese rice ball with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves.
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