Japanese Tuna Grilled Rice Balls ("ツナ"焼きおにぎり - Tuna Yaki Onigiri)

September 25, 2014

Makes: 6-8


  • 1 can tuna
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked Japanese rice
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
In This Recipe


  1. Filling: Mix tuna and mayonnaise.
  2. Scoop 1/4 cup of rice onto plastic wrap and flatten rice. In the middle, place filling on top of the rice. Pull plastic wrap together to shape into a ball.
  3. Under lower to medium low heat, grill each onigiri in a pan with butter until all sides form a crispy crust.
  4. Brush all sides with soy sauce and re-fry all sides (30 secs per side) until crispy. Be careful as it burns quickly!

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