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How to Make Ikura Onigiri: A Simple and Tasty Snack

April 28, 2023

How to Make Ikura Onigiri: A Simple and Tasty Snack

How to Make Ikura Onigiri

Onigiri is a traditional Japanese snack that is easy to make and delicious to eat. These rice balls are a perfect on-the-go snack, and they can be made with a variety of fillings. One of the most popular onigiri fillings is Ikura, or salmon roe. In this blog post, we will show you how to make Ikura Onigiri, step by step.


  • 2 cups of Japanese short-grain rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup of rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Ikura (salmon roe)


  1. Rinse the rice in cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. Add the rice and water to a pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked.
  4. In a small saucepan, heat the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt until the sugar dissolves.
  5. Transfer the cooked rice to a large mixing bowl and pour the vinegar mixture over the rice. Mix well with a wooden spoon or spatula, being careful not to crush the rice.
  6. Wet your hands with water and scoop a handful of rice. Form the rice into a ball and then press your thumb in the center to create an indentation.
  7. Add a small spoonful of Ikura to the indentation and cover with another scoop of rice.
  8. Gently form the rice into a triangle shape, pressing firmly to make sure it holds together.
  9. Repeat until all the rice and Ikura are used up.
  10. Serve the Ikura Onigiri immediately or wrap them in plastic wrap to enjoy later.


Q: Can I use other types of rice?

A: For the best results, we recommend using Japanese short-grain rice. Other types of rice may not have the same sticky texture that is needed to make onigiri.

Q: Can I use a different filling?

A: Yes! Onigiri can be made with a variety of fillings, such as tuna, pickled plum, or even vegetables.

Q: How should I store the onigiri?

A: Onigiri can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.


Making Ikura Onigiri is an easy and satisfying way to enjoy a traditional Japanese snack. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a delicious and nutritious snack that is perfect for any time of day. We hope you enjoy making and eating this tasty treat!

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