Dried Sakura Ebi and Ginger Onigiri


Simply Onigiri funa dn creative recipes for Japanese rice ballsI love ginger and I always keep a jar of pickled ginger and frozen ginger at home. You will be surprised at how easy it is to grate frozen ginger! I created this recipe when I had some leftover sakura ebi (dried sakura shrimps). I use it when I make okonomiyaki (fl our and cabbage pancake) and there are always leftovers.

  • Yield: 8


  • 17 oz (480 g)Cooked Japanese short grain rice
  • 1½ oz (40 g) Pickled sliced ginger
  • 3 tbsp Dried sakura shrimps (sakura ebi)
  • Toasted white sesame seeds to taste
  • 3 tbsp Japanese soy sauce (shoyu)
  • White radish (daikon) sprouts to garnish
How to Make It
  1. Put rice, pickled ginger, dried sakura shrimps, sesame seeds and soy sauce in a bowl and mix gently until all the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Place cling wrap in a rice bowl and scoop one-eighth of the rice mixture into the bowl. Pull out rice together with cling wrap and mould rice into a triangle or ball. Remove cling wrap and garnish with white radish sprouts. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

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