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4.67 from 3 votes

Sake Onigiri

Make the most iconic and popular Onigiri rice ball in any Japanese convenience stores,that is filled with salted salmon, at home. 
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Rice, Rice dish, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Shihoko | Chopstick Chronicles


  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 1 piece of cooked shiosake
  • 1 nori sheet


  • Cook shiosake and break it into small flakes
  • Place the cooked rice in a large bowl.
  • Add shiosake flakes to the bowl and mix well with the rice.
  • Place a cling wrap on kitchen bench and place ½ cup of shiosake flake mixed rice on it.
  • Fold the cling wrap and shape the rice into triangle onigiri shape with your hands.
  • Toast nori sheet briefly, cut them into 4 strips.
  • Remove the cling wrap off the onigiri and wrap it with a nori sheet.
  • Repeat same remaining three.


prep and cooking time does not include cooking rice
If you want to make Shiojzake (salted salmon) from scratch, check out my previous post.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 27mg | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg