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Onigiri is a pressed rice dumpling, often in the shape of a triangle, and usually filled with meat and wrapped in a small piece of nori seaweed. Discover our vegetarian onigiri recipe made with our sushi rice, with a little surprise inside: a cube of tofu marinated in soy sauce and sesame oil.

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Difficulty : Medium

37 minutes

Cooked in water


  • 200 g Priméal sushi rice
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 sheet of dried nori seaweed
  • 100 g tofu
  • 1 tbsp. salted soy sauce + more for serving
  • sesame oil
  • unrefined salt 


Step 01

Step 01 Rinse the rice several times until the rinse water runs clear. Transfer to a saucepan. Pour in 40 cl of water. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat to a minimum. Cover.

Step 02

Cook for about 12 minutes, then remove from the heat and leave to swell for another 10 minutes, still covered.

Step 03

Add the rice vinegar and salt. Mix.

Step 04

Dice the tofu. Add the soy sauce and a drizzle of sesame oil in a soup plate. Stir to coat well.

Step 05

Moisten your hands and make a ball of about 50 g of rice. Make a hollow and add a cube of tofu. Close up into a ball and form a triangle. Decorate the onigiri with a piece of nori leaf.

Step 06

Repeat the process until there is no more rice. Serve with soy sauce.

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