Sakura Shrimp Onigiri for Cherry Blossom Viewing

Sakura Shrimp Onigiri for Cherry Blossom Viewing

As their name suggests, these sakura shrimp have a beautiful sakura-like pink colour, which makes them perfect for spring-themed rice balls. They're bite-sized, making them easy to transport to cherry blossom viewings or picnics.

Ingredients: 2 rice cooker cups' worth

Uncooked white rice
2 rice cooker cups (360 ml)
Sakura shrimp (tiny dried shrimp)
100 g
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
as needed


1. Rinse the rice and add all of the ingredients except for the parsley to the rice cooker. Fill the rice cooker with water up to the 2 cup mark and set to cook.
2. Shape into bite-sized rice balls, then garnish with Japanese parsley or sprigs of sansho to finish!!

Story Behind this Recipe

I came up with this spring-themed item to take to a cherry blossom viewing party.