Rich and Exquisite! Onigiri with Seasoned Soft-Boiled Eggs

Rich and Exquisite! Onigiri with Seasoned Soft-Boiled Eggs

This satisfying onigiri has a whole marinated soft-boiled egg inside. It makes a great impressed and is really filling too. Plus it's surprisingly easy to make!

Ingredients: 1 onigiri

Hot cooked white rice
as needed
Nori seaweed
1/2 piece
To season the eggs:
Shio-koji or mentsuyu
as needed


1. Make the seasoned soft-boiled egg (Steps 2 through 4):
2. Bring water to a boil in a pan. Take out a cold egg from the fridge. Pierce the bottom of the egg with a thumb tack or something similar. Place carefully into the pan and boil for 7 minutes.
3. Chill in water to peel (the shells will slide off).
4. Put into a plastic bag. Add shio-koji, mentsuyu, or any sauce of your choice and leave to marinate (overnight, if possible).
5. Make the onigiri (remaining steps):
6. Line a rice bowl with plastic wrap. Spread out a thin layer of rice. Place the seasoned egg on top. Wrap everything in plastic wrap and shape.
7. Because it's so soft and easily falls apart, wrap a sheet of nori seaweed around the onigiri to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

I discovered these onigiri with marinated soft-boiled eggs at my office lounge. It was so tasty, I made my own spin of it.