I am gradually perfecting the art of making onigirazu!
Thanks to the Japanese onigirazu cookbook I bought last month, I have learned some new tricks for making these neat little rice sandwiches.
This particular recipe has fast become a favorite of my 4 year old son.
It’s simple and delicious.
You can add lettuce or other greens if you would like to make it more colorful.
The only reason why I haven’t included lettuce in this one is that my kids have trouble chomping through the lettuce leaf!
So I simply make it with the shrimp and Japanese kewpie mayonnaise.
Fried shrimp rice sandwichPrint Recipe
- 6 fried shrimps (see recipe link above)
- 1 cup cooked rice (still warm)
- 1 sheet nori seaweed
- Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise
Place nori seaweed on plastic wrap
Place rice diagonally on the nori seaweed in a square-shape
On top of the rice place the fried shrimps and mayonnaise
Add another layer of rice
Fold 2 ends of the seaweed over the rice, snip the edges with scissors and fold the other 2 sides over to make a compact rice sandwich
Firmly wrap the plastic around the sandwich and cut with a sharp knife
*Tip: moisten the knife with a wet cloth before cutting, to avoid the rice sticking to the knife and therefore giving a nice clean cut.