Tuna Rice ball (Tuna Onigiri, ツナおにぎり)

How to make Onigiri in a perfect triangle? Let’s learn Japanese traditional lunch! You can put any ingredients as you like, such as cheese and avocados. Be creative!


(for 1 piece of Onigiri)
  • 200 g of cooked rice (to learn how to prepare cooked rice, check this page.)
  • 2 dashes of salt
  • Canned tuna (mixed with mayonnaise and black pepper)
  • Nori (dried seaweed, optional)


  1. Cut wrapping film to a length of about 30 cm. Spread it on a table, and sprinkle 2 dashes of salt.
  2. Spread cooked rice on the middle of the wrapping film.
  3. Put some tuna on the position shown in the picture below.

    Today’s filling is tarako (cod roe).


  4. Hold the end of the wrapping film. And fold back from the non-filling side in half.


  5. Fold the end of the film and make a triangle to hold gently.


  6. Spread the film to remove between the rice.


  7. Wrap the rice with film again. Hold gently to shape into a triangle.


  8. Roll some nori as you like. Now your Onigiri is ready! いただきます!


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