Perfect for bento boxes, birthday parties or just any old lunch – this how to make onigiri tutorial is much easier than you think with the right tools!

I’ve actually never eaten crab cake before. This is appalling to me since I love seafood and crab so much. So I bought an appealing looking package of crab cakes from the frozen section of the grocery store and of course, as soon as I had had this delicious smelling treat cooked up hot from the oven, I immediately switched gears to Asian cuisine. I couldn’t help myself from thinking that this would make the perfect onigiri filling.

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I had an Onigiri triangle form laying around so I thought, why not? And I couldn’t have been more right. These are absolutely delicious and super easy to make.

Supplies Needed to Make Onigiri

how to make onigiri

Ingredients

3 cups white rice, short grain, cooked
crabcakes, cooked or chunk crab + mayonnaise
Onigiri seaweed paper
Furikake, optional
sesame seed oil, optional
sriracha, optional
toasted sesame seeds, optional

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Instructions

Bake your favorite crab cakes according to package directions (or you could just mix chunk crab with a little bit of mayo). At same time cook some short/medium grain white rice in your rice cooker, Instant Pot, or simply on the stove.

When crab cakes are finished baking, mash up the crab cakes as-is, or if you want to add a bit more asian flavor mix in about 1/2 tsp sesame seed oil per crab cake. (add sriracha too, if you like spicy!) 

Fill the triangle form about 1/3 full with rice. *you can also mix in roasted sesame seeds or your favorite Furikake to the rice

how to make onigiri

Scoop about 1 tablespoon crab cake mixture into center.

how to make onigiri

Fill with more rice and then press with form top.

how to make onigiri

And tada! You have a snack, lunch or dinner that is as delicious as it is cute :)

how to make onigiri

how to make onigiri

How to Make Crab Stuffed Onigiri (Japanese Rice Cakes)
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Perfect for bento boxes, birthday parties or just any old lunch - this how to make onigiri tutorial is much easier than you think with the right tools!

Course: Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 3
Author: Jeana
Ingredients
  • 3 cups white rice short grain, cooked
  • crabcakes, cooked OR chunk crab + mayonnaise
  • Onigiri seaweed paper
  • Furikake optional
  • sesame seed oil optional
  • sriracha optional
  • toasted sesame seeds optional
Instructions
  1. Bake your favorite crab cakes according to package directions (or you could just mix chunk crab with a little bit of mayo). At same time cook some short/medium grain white rice in your rice cooker, Instant Pot, or simply on the stove.
  2. When crab cakes are finished baking, mash up the crab cakes as-is, or if you want to add a bit more asian flavor mix in about 1/2 tsp sesame seed oil per crab cake. (add sriracha too, if you like spicy!)
  3. Fill the triangle form about 1/3 full with rice. *you can also mix in roasted sesame seeds or your favorite Furikake to the rice
  4. Scoop about 1 tablespoon crab cake mixture into center.
  5. Fill with more rice and then press with form top.
  6. And tada! You have a snack, lunch or dinner that is as delicious as it is cute :)
Perfect for Kawaii bento boxes, birthday parties or just any old lunch - this how to make onigiri tutorial is much easier than you think with the right tools (Japanese Rice Balls Recipe) via @Jeanabeena

21 comments

  1. We love crab cakes and this looks like a great idea that I would love to try. Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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