How to make Onigiri from Pokémon | CookFiction.com

Name: Onigiri

Inspired by: Pokémon

Secret Ingredient: Your choice of filling

"Nothing beats a jelly-filled donut!" - Brock

Chef's Note

Onigiri are Japanese rice balls. They come in a variety of fillings, including chicken, tuna, and salmon. More traditional fillings include bonito flakes and soy sauce, roe, and chopped Japanese pickles (tsukemono). You can also experiment with different shapes - round, square, trianglular, and so on.

Of course, if you think Brock would never lie to you, you can also try these rice ball donuts.


Making Onigiri

You will need:

  • 4 cups uncooked short-grain white rice
  • 5 cups water (for boiling rice)
  • Filling of your choice (see below for some ideas)
  • Toasted seaweed wrappers (yaki-nori)
  • Furikake (optional)


  1. Place the rice in a sieve and rinse under cold water (about two minutes).
  2. Cook rice, preferably using a rice cooker. If boiling rice over the stove, bring pot of water and rice to a boil and let simmer until the rice has absorbed the water (about 12 minutes).
  3. Let rice cool enough to be handled(about 5 minutes).
  4. Using your hands, shape the rice into a ball that will fit in the palm of your hand.
  5. Make a well in the rice and spoon in some filling.
  6. Shape the ball to cover the filled well with rice.
  7. Before eating, wrap the onigiri with seaweed(as in the above picture).

Making Spicy Tuna or Salmon Filling

You will need:

  • 1/2 lb. diced fresh tuna or salmon
  • 4-5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 teaspoon hot chile oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil


  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together.

Making Spicy Vegetable Filling

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 2 diced green onions
  • 2 teaspoons hot chile paste
  • 1 teaspoon hot chile oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Salt, as desired


  1. In a small bowl, combine water, flour, and cornstarch. If batter is too thin, add more flour.
  2. In another bowl, mix remaining ingredients together.
  3. Add just enough of the flour batter to the vegetable mixture so not to overwhelm the veggies (may not use all of the batter).
  4. Mix until well combined.

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