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Tuna Onigiri

7 ingredients are all it takes to make protein-packed snacks for kids and adults to enjoy. Kids can help prepare their own onigiri, from measuring and stirring the ingredients to packing up each little rice packet for a delicious lunchbox treat. Serve onigiri as a kid-friendly after school snack, or with dipping sauce as a game day appetizer. Swap the tuna filling for shredded pork, chicken, or jackfruit, or even fill your onigiri with something sweet!


Yield: 18
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

2 cups Japanese short grain rice, uncooked
1 can tuna (2 ½ oz)
2 tablespoons Japanese mayonnaise
½ tablespoon Kikkoman® Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons kosher salt
4 sheets nori, cut into 1 ½ inch strips
¼ cup Kikkoman® Gluten-Free Sweet Soy Sauce for Rice


  1. Measure out 2 cups of uncooked rice into a large bowl and pour water over the rice. Swish around with your hands and then discard the water. Do this 2-3 times. Fill the bowl with water until it covers the rice again and then allow to soak for 30 minutes. Pour the rice into a fine sieve and allow to drain for 15 minutes.
  2. Once drained, cook rice according to the package instructions.
  3. Meanwhile, combine tuna, mayonnaise and soy sauce.
  4. When the rice is cooked, allow to cool until you’re able to handle it with your bare hands.
  5. Wet your hands and sprinkle a bit of kosher salt on them. Rub them together and then pick up approximately ⅓ cup of cooked rice with your hands and spread it over your palm.
  6. Make an indent and place 1-2 teaspoons of tuna mixture onto the rice.
  7. Close the rice around the filling, press firmly into a ball and shape into a triangle.
  8. Wrap a piece of nori around the bottom of the triangle. Repeat steps 5-8 with remaining rice and filling.
  9. Serve with Kikkoman® Gluten-Free Sweet Soy Sauce for Rice for dipping.


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