23 May 2024

Onigiri, one of the most popular dishes in Japanese cuisine, is a dish wrapped in white rice and nori. This dish, which resembles sushi in appearance, is made with highly spiced salmon. However, tuna and different vegetables can also be used, depending on the season. Prepared with a combination of spicy and sour flavors, onigiri is very popular in Far Eastern countries. If the ingredients are ready, we can move on to the details of the onigiri recipe.

Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook time : 20 mins
Servings : 4 People
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  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 sheet of nori
  • 80 grams of salmon or tuna
  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 5 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp spinach powder
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 3 tsp salt


  1. Put the rice in a pot with the water and cook until the rice turns to mush.
  2. Put the mushy rice in a bowl. Add rice vinegar, sugar, and salt, and mix. Then wait until it warms up.
  3. Divide the warmed rice into three different bowls. Add boiled eggs to one of the bowls, sesame seeds to the second, and spinach powder to the third, and mix.
  4. Take a handful of rice and place it on a plate. Spread the rice by pressing it with a glass. Put a spoonful of fish in the center.
  5. Cover the rice over the fish and squeeze it with your hand. After shaping it into a triangle, cover it with the nori leaf.
  6. Do the same with all rice mixtures. You can serve after wrapping the nori. Enjoy your meal.
Serving Suggestions

Serve the onigiri with soy sauce and pickled ginger.

Expert Tips
  • If you wish, you can use different fish in the filling.
  • You can combine eggs, spinach powder, and sesame seeds in one bowl.
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