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tuna & mayonnaise rice ball

  • Makes: 2
  • Calories: 332 kcal
  • Total Time: 1 h 15 m
    • Prep: 1 h 10 m
    • Cook: 5 m
  • Japanese: Tsuna-mayo onigiri
Tuna & Mayonnaise Rice Ball
Ingredients Ingredients


Step 1

step 1:

Drain the oil from the tuna and place tuna in a bowl. Add the mayonnaise to the tuna and mix.

Step 2

step 2:

Put 4 ounces steamed rice on a square of plastic wrap. Make a hollow in the center of the steamed rice and put the tuna and mayonnaise mixture there.

Step 3

step 3:

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

Step 4

step 4:

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

Step 5

step 5:

Wrap the toasted dried 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.

Tsuna-mayo onigiri


Tuna & mayonnaise rice ball is very popular in Japan.