Yaki Onigiri (Grilled Rice Balls)

Yaki Onigiri (Grilled Rice Balls)

The pleasant aroma of soy sauce stimulates the appetite.

Cooking time
10 minutes
  • Nutrition facts are for one serving.

Ingredients(Servings: 2)

Ingredients(Servings: 2)

for 2 bowls (about 300 g or 10.6 oz.)

a small amount

as desired


  1. Moisten palms of clean hands with water and place half the rice into one palm. Use both hands to squeeze and shape the rice into a firm triangular ball of rice. Make one more rice ball.
  2. Spread the vegetable oil in a fry pan over medium heat, arrange the rice balls in the fry pan and cook on both sides until golden brown.
  3. Use a basting brush to coat both sides of the rice balls with soy sauce and then quickly pan roast each side once more to finish.

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“Onigiri,” Japanese rice balls, are a great choice for a quick snack!

What do you eat for a quick snack when you are hungry? While sandwiches and sweets are options, we recommend "onigiri" (Japanese rice balls), which are easy to eat and fill you up!

  • Recipe Junko Ueda
  • Styling Misa Nishizaki
  • Photo Taku Kimura

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