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Recipe : Spicy Tuna Onigiri

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In this video, I will show you how to make Spicy Tuna Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls). Spicy Tuna Onigiri might be more popular overseas. In this tutorial, I will introduce two kinds spicy tuna onigiri; fresh tuna version and cooked tuna version. Additionally, I’ll also introduce how to eat Onigiri with Japanese breakfast/teishoku style. I hope these recipes will bring you a wonderful time with your friends and family!

Ingredients (5 servings) :

600g Japanese rice
Salt & Water, as needed
5 Sheets Nori seaweed

Fresh Tuna version:

1 Block (200g) Tuna
1 Tbsp Soy sauce
1 tsp Sesame oil
1 tsp Sake
1/2 Tbsp Raayu
1 tsp Honey
1/4 tsp Ichimi *Red chili pepper
1 Tbsp Long onion *chopped
1 Tbsp White sesame

Cooked Tuna version:
1 Block (200g) Tuna
10g Salt
1 stick Kelp
Rice oil, as needed  *Canola oil is also OK!
3 Tbsp Mayonnaise (*)
1/2 tsp Soy sauce
1/2 tsp Raayu
1/4 tsp Ichimi
1 Tbsp Long onion *chopped

(*) Homemade Mayonnaise:
1 Egg yolk
1 tsp (5ml) Mustard
2 tsp (10ml) Rice vinegar
120ml Rice oil *Canola oil is also OK!
Salt & Pepper, to your taste

Directions:

Fresh Tuna version:
1. Cut the fresh tuna into small pieces and then minced them.
2. Put minced tuna in a bowl and add rest of the ingredients. Stir well.
3. Prepare cooked rice, water, salt, white sesame and nori seaweed before shaping onigiri.
4. Wet your palms and put a certain amount of rice on the palm. Then, make a shallow hole in the middle and put some spicy tuna in it.
5. Add more rice to cover the spicy tuna. Roll and form the onigiri to make triangle shape.
6. Put some salt on the palm, put it on every sides of onigiri and cover with nori seaweed.

Cooked Tuna version:
1. Put salt all over the tuna and keep it for minimum 30 minutes.
2. Put tuna in the pot and pour the oil just to cover the tuna. Add a stick of kelp.
3. Heat the pot with low flame and cook the tuna for around 20 minutes .
4. Take out from the pot. Move in a bowl and mush it to make tuna flakes.
5. (Homemade Mayonnaise) Put egg yolk, salt, white pepper, rice vinegar and mustard in a bowl.
6. Add the oil little by little and stir until it becomes heavy and creamy texture.
7. Put homemade mayonnaise in a bowl with tuna. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix all of them.
8. Prepare cooked rice, water, salt and nori seaweed before shaping onigiri.
9. Wet your palms and put a certain amount of rice. Then, make a shallow hole in the middle and put cooked tuna mixture in it.
10. Add more rice to cover the tuna. Roll and form the onigiri to make triangle shape.
11. Put some salt on the palm, put it on every sides of onigiri and cover with nori seaweed.

YUCa’s Tips:

1. Please prepare good quality bonito for sashimi.
2. Handmade tuna should be salted for as long as possible.
3. Fry tuna slowly over low heat for a fluffy texture.

About Onigiri :

Onigiri (Rice Balls)

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