We’ve all heard of instant noodles; now it’s time for instant rice balls. Or…sort of instant.

On June 15, Onisi Foods released a product that could change your entire instant food experience. They’ve created a series of onigiri that you make yourself, but it only requires a bit of water.

▼ Simply open the packet…

▼ Take out the oxygen absorbing pocket…

▼ …add water up until the line, and close the zipper. Boom! You’re done.

▼ Onisi’s onigiri are currently available for 200 yen (US$1.78) in sake salmon, wakame seaweed and gomoku rice with red beans.

The catch is that, unlike instant noodles, these rice balls will take more than a few minutes to fluff up. If you use room temperature water, you’ll have to wait 60 minutes. With hot water, though, you can cut down your waiting time to 15 minutes.

Like many Onisi Foods products, these onigiri were made to last a long time – 5 years, to be exact. It’s recommended to store a few of these packets in your emergency supplies storage. In a country prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis like Japan, it’s fairly common for companies and households alike to have at least a survival bag to grab in emergencies.

It also makes the perfect food to take with you for hiking or traveling. Astronauts likely will find them handy as well. Just imagine yourself, floating along in space, longing for a taste of home…and then suddenly, an Onisi onigiri packet drifts into your hand. Tears come unbidden to your eyes. That’s the kind of thing Onisi has made possible.

Source: PR Times
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