Friday, May 11, 2007

Crispy Salmon Onigiri

Onigiri is a Japanese snack made of rice formed into triangles or balls and wrapped in nori. Traditionally, the onigiri is filled with pickled ume, salted salmon, katsuobushi, or any other salty or sour ingredient.

This what I made for lunch today but I omitted the ume & added broccoli instead for a healthier choice.

A great meal on it’s own….U get your carbo, fiber, protein all in a triangle.
Very simple to make and great for picnics or packed lunch.

What U need:

  • 2 cups Japanese rice
  • 800g Salmon
  • 1 packet Prepared seaweed mix
  • 1 large floret Broccoli


  1. Marinate salmon liberally with salt for 1 hr.
  2. Wash & cook rice.
  3. Wash & boil broccoli till soft, mash & set aside.
  4. Fry salmon till brown & crispy, do not over cook or else the salmon will become very dry.
  5. Scoop cooked rice on to a large pan, mix salmon, seaweed & broccoli evenly.
  6. Shape into triangles or balls.
  7. Serve hot or cold.


Onigri is very versatile, so be creative & add in any ingredients U fancy. After all U must be happy with what U are eating.

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