Onigiri pinit

Onigiri, traditional Japanese rice balls, are a versatile and convenient snack or meal option. This recipe provides instructions for making one onigiri, perfect for a quick and satisfying bite.


Onigiri Pin Recipe
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Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 25 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 1 Calories: Approximately 200 calories per serving Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Cook 1/2 cup of Japanese rice according to package instructions and let it cool slightly.
  2. While the rice is still warm, wet your hands and sprinkle a pinch of salt onto your palms.
  3. Take a small handful of cooked rice and flatten it in the palm of your hand.
  4. Place your desired filling, such as a piece of seasoned seaweed or a spoonful of cooked salmon, in the center of the rice.
  5. Fold the rice over the filling to encase it completely, shaping it into a triangle or ball.
  6. Repeat the process to make additional onigiri with different fillings if desired.
  7. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and lightly oil the surface.
  8. Place the onigiri in the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy.
  9. Serve the onigiri warm or at room temperature with a side of soy sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.


  • Use short-grain Japanese rice for the best texture and stickiness.
  • Wet your hands before shaping the rice balls to prevent sticking.
  • Experiment with different fillings such as salmon, tuna, pickled plum, or seasoned seaweed.

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