Spicy Salmon Onigiri (Rice Ball)

By Raybird
Servings: 4 pcs. Non Vegetarian 

Japanese convenience stores like 7/11 and Family Mart are most popular for their mind blowing snacks, especially their pillowy soft sandwiches and these delicious Onigiri, rice balls stuffed with a variety of fillings and wrapped in seaweed. For our Onigiri we use Jasmine rice seasoned with salt, toasted sesame oil, and toasted black sesame seeds. The filling, the most delicious part, is a mixture of our Munkebo tinned Salmon from Denmark, along with kewpie mayo, sriracha chilli sauce, and spring onions. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night munchies!


Munkebo Salmon Fillet (Choose between Salmon in Olive Oil, Smoked Oil, or Lemon)

1 tin

Sushi Rice or Jasmine Rice, freshly cooked

1 cup (raw)
Mayo, preferably Kewpie 2 tbsp
Chilli Sauce, preferably Sriracha 2 tbsp
Sesame Oil
1 tsp
Sesame Seeds (Black), toasted 1 tbsp
Seaweed/Nori sheets, toasted 2 sheets
Spring onion, chopped 1
Salt To taste


  1. Cook the rice in a rice cooker, on the stove, or however you like. For Jasmine rice use a 1:2 ratio (rice:water), and rinse and soak it before cooking. Once ready, let it cool before seasoning with 1 tsp of salt, 1 tbsp of toasted black sesame seeds, and 1 tsp of sesame oil. Fluff/mix the rice.
  2. For the filling, drain the brine from the tin of salmon and add the salmon in a bowl. Add chopped spring onions, mayo and chilli sauce. Mix it gently so that it is homogenous, but still has flakes and chunks of the fish.
  3. Lightly toast the nori sheets on a hot pan until aromatic and slightly crisp - not more than 4-5 seconds. Cut them in half lengthwise.
  4. To assemble, keep a small bowl of water to wet your hands (makes it easier to form the rice ball). Take a handful of rice, make a dent in the middle and add about 3/4 of a tablespoon of the salmon filling. Now shape the rice over the filling and roll first into a ball and then into a triangle. 
  5. Place the rice ball in the middle of a half nori sheet, letting one edge of the triangle stick out of the top. Fold the two sides of the nori inside sticking onto the back of the rice ball, and then fold the bottom up. Garnish with a piece of the salmon mix and more chopped spring onions. Dig in!