Grilled Spicy Tuna Onigiri

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by hyejinx86

Onigiri is a Japanese food made from white rice formed into triangular or oval shapes and often wrapped in dried seaweed.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 141.74 g can tuna
  • 1 onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 sheet nori (dried seaweed)
  • For rice

  • 127.57 g rice (uncooked Korean or Japanese rice)
  • 14.79 ml sesame oil
  • 0.25 ml salt
  • For the sauce

  • 14.79 ml korean red pepper paste
  • 7.39 ml sugar water
  • 7.39 ml water
  • 14.79 ml sake


  1. Cook rice with a rice cooker. You'll need sticky rice.
  2. When the rice is ready, add 1T of sesame oil and a pinch of salt to rice.
  3. Mince onion and jalapeno.
  4. Heat 1-2T canola oil in a frying pan.
  5. Stir fry the minced onion and jalapeno. When the onion turns clear, add tuna and the sauce. Mix them together and continue to stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Place half of the rice on your palm, press down to make it flat, just thick enough to hold the tuna. (like a burger patty).
  7. Place the spicy tuna in the middle of the rice.
  8. Cover it up with the rest of the rice.
  9. Shape the rice into triangle or circle. Put a rectangular piece of dried seaweed on the bottom of the rice.
  10. Heat 2T canola oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Place the rice and grill each side until they turn golden brown.

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