Bonito Flakes and Cheese Onigiri


Simply Onigiri funa dn creative recipes for Japanese rice ballsBonito flakes and cheese? I know this doesn’t sound right but the combination works well! You can serve this bite-size onigiri as a snack to go with drinks. If you like melted cheese, serve this onigiri as soon as you make it. For wasabi lovers, add a little wasabi to the mixture.

  • Yield: 8


  • 0.1 oz (3 g) Bonito flakes
  • 2 tbsp Japanese soy sauce (shoyu)
  • 4 13 oz (120 g) Mozzarella grated
  • 2 tbsp Toasted white sesame seeds ground
  • Wasabi (optional) to taste
  • 17 oz (480 g) Cooked Japanese short grain rice
How to Make It
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Place cling wrap in a rice bowl and scoop 60 g (2 oz) rice mixture into the bowl. Pull out rice together with cling wrap and mould rice into your preferred shape. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

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