Rice sandwich (onigirazu)/ Shrimp / prawns

One of my kids favorites – Fried shrimp rice sandwich (ebi mayo onigirazu)

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.

Yum!

*Use fried shrimp recipe here

Fried shrimp rice sandwich

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Serves: 1 Cooking Time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 6 fried shrimps (see recipe link above)
  • 1 cup cooked rice (still warm)
  • 1 sheet nori seaweed
  • Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise

Instructions

1

Place nori seaweed on plastic wrap

2

Place rice diagonally on the nori seaweed in a square-shape

3

On top of the rice place the fried shrimps and mayonnaise

4

Add another layer of rice

5

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

6

Firmly wrap the plastic around the sandwich and cut with a sharp knife

Notes

*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.

onigirazu

Place nori seaweed on plastic film wrap

Place rice in center (diagonal)

Place rice in center (diagonal)

Position fried shrimp on the rice (try to avoid any overlapping)

Position fried shrimp on the rice (try to avoid any overlapping)

Add Japanese kewpie mayonnaise on top of the shrimp

Add Japanese kewpie mayonnaise on top of the shrimp

Place another square of rice on top of the prawns

Place another square of rice on top of the prawns

Layers ready for wrapping!

Layers ready for wrapping!

Fold in one corner over the rice

Fold in one corner over the rice

Fold the other corner over the rice. If you have a bigger square of rice, then you may find the seaweed doesn't reach over this far

Fold the other corner over the rice. If you have a bigger square of rice, then you may find the seaweed doesn’t reach over this far

snip the edges of the seaweed with scissors and fold in

snip the edges of the seaweed with scissors and fold in

fold the remaining 2 ends of the seaweed over the sandwich

fold the remaining 2 ends of the seaweed over the sandwich

Once all the edges are folded over, wrap the sandwich firmly in the plastic wrap

Once all the edges are folded over, wrap the sandwich firmly in the plastic wrap

Cut the sandwich with a sharp knife (moisten the knife with a wet cloth before cutting)

Cut the sandwich with a sharp knife (moisten the knife with a wet cloth before cutting)

Ready! Great for picnic lunches or taking to the office as a healthy snack

Ready! Great for picnic lunches or taking to the office as a healthy snack

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