Food Friday – Onigiri


Today we will be making Onigiri! Did you know that Onigiri are rice balls which come in various shapes like triangles or hearts? And did you know that they are often stuffed with delicious fillings, like fish, avocado or dried fruit?

Onigiri are know widely throughout Japan and are mostly eaten as a side dish or as the main dish for dinner. Remade Onigiri can also be bought at every convenience story in Japan. And we understand why they are available throughout Japan, because they are simply delicious! You can easily make them yourselves following the recipe below.


250 gr sushi rice

4 tbsp rice vinegar

120 gr canned tuna

4 tbsp mayonnaise

2 tbsp soy sauce

Nori sheet

1 tbsp sesame seeds


1. Prepare the sushi according to the package. Put it in a large tray to let it cool off. Season it with the rice vinegar and some salt. 
2. Add the tuna, mayonnaise, soy sauce, salt and pepper to a bowl and mix it together with a spoon.
3. When the rice is cooled off, wet your hands with some water and form the rice into firm balls. Put some pressure unto the middle, so you have a little hole to put in your tuna mixture. Cover this up with some more rice, so you have a stuffed rice ball. 
4. Form your rice ball into any shape you like (most commonly a triangle) and put it aside. 
5. Cut the nori sheets into strips of roughly 10 centimetres by 3 centimetres and fold these strips around the triangle like shown. 
6. Finish off with some sesame seeds and serve with soy sauce. Enjoy!

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