Meat-Wrapped Onigiri For Picnics and Outings!

Meat-Wrapped Onigiri For Picnics and Outings!

Just wrap onigiri (rice balls) with thinly-sliced meat, and pan-fry. They're delicious when cold, so they're great for bentos. You can freeze them too.

Ingredients: 6 onigiri

Thinly sliced beef or pork
300 g
★ Soy sauce
20 ml
★ Sake
30 ml
★ Mirin
20 ml
★ Sugar, ponzu, sesame oil
1 tablespoon each
★ Dashi stock granules
1 teaspoon
To taste
White sesame seeds
As needed


1. We make these onigiri with beef and pork. You can use any kind of thinly-sliced meat you like, but roast (loin) meat is fairly tender.
2. Mix all the ingredients marked ★ together.
3. Make the onigiri (rice balls). The ones in the photo are about 30 g each.
4. Wrap the onigiri with the meat so that you can't see the rice. Sprinkle some pepper on the meat to taste.
5. Heat some oil in a frying pan and put the wrapped onigiri in seam-side down. Pan-fry over medium heat.
6. Cook the meat completely while rolling the onigiri around.
7. Add the combined flavoring ingredients in 2 to 3 batches. Taste and adjust the amounts as needed.
8. Finished! You can freeze them like this. Heat them up in the microwave when you want to eat them.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made meat-wrapped onigiri flavored the way I like them. They're delicious when cold, so they're very well suited for bentos. This is an easy and versatile recipe!