Salmon Onigiri Recipe

Salmon is easy to handle and cook. Wrap some into Japanese onigiri for a fun snack!

Make it like the Japanese: Whip up salmon onigiri and snack on a bundle during your commute. Think of it as a rice bowl rolled into one portable treat.

Salmon Onigiri Recipe

Lhas Alvarez
Salmon is easy to handle and cook. Wrap some into Japanese onigiri for a fun snack!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Snacks/Merienda
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 6


Salmon Onigiri Ingredients

  • 200 Grams salmon use salmon loin
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Japanese mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Cucumber chopped
  • 1 tablespoon carrot grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Japanese soy sauce
  • 4 to 5 cups Japanese rice cooked
  • 1 Nori (dried seaweed) (wrappers), cut into 3 x 1-inch strips
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds toasted
  • 2 tablespoons Leeks sliced
  • 2 tablespoons bonito flakes


  • Steam salmon for 10 to 12 minutes. Flake meat with a fork, remove pin bones, if any.
  • Combine salmon, mayonnaise, Sriracha, cucumber, carrots, and soy sauce in a bowl.
  • Shape rice firmly into a triangle (you can do it by hand or use an onigiri mold). Stuff center with salmon. Place a nori strip on each triangle. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, sliced leeks, and bonito flakes. Wrap in parchment paper or plastic wrap.
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