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J-Simple Recipes title

flaked salmon rice ball

  • Makes: 2
  • Calories: 222 kcal
  • Total Time: 1 h 15 m
    • Prep: 1 h 10 m
    • Cook: 5 m
  • Japanese: Sake onigiri
Flaked Salmon Rice Ball


Step 1

step 1:

Put 4 ounces steamed rice on a square of plastic wrap. Make a hollow in the center of the steamed rice and put 1/4 ounce flaked salmon there.

Step 2

step 2:

Wrap the steamed rice in the plastic wrap and press into desired shape (triangular, ball or cylindrical).

Step 3

step 3:

Remove the plastic wrap and sprinkle 1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon salt over the whole rice ball.

Step 4

step 4:

Wrap the toasted dried laver (nori) around the rice ball. For triangle and ball shapes, use 3 1/3 in. × 7 in. size. For cylindrical shape, use 1 1/2 in. × 4 1/3 in. size.

Sake onigiri


The salty taste of the flaked salmon and the steamed rice is very good. It is one of the most popular rice balls in Japan.