Making sushi is fun but it can be time consuming, especially if you're have a lot of guests. Bento weblog Lunch in a Box found a great way to make nigiri (hand-formed sushi) using an ice cube tray. Simply grease the ice cube tray with non-stick spray, put your topping on the bottom, spoon cooled sushi rice in each cube, cover the tray with plastic wrap, and chill in your refrigerator for five minutes.
After five minutes in the fridge place the tray face down on a cutting board and the nigiri should slide out easily. Wrap each one with a band of nori (seaweed) if you wish and it's ready to serve.
Preparing sushi rice is easily the most time-consuming part of making sushi, but if you're already making some for rolls now you have a way to crank out nigiri just as quickly as a making a roll with a bamboo mat.
Speed Bento - Ice Cube Tray Nigiri [Lunch in a Box]