Onigirazu is the Japanese sushi sandwich.

Onigirazu is a type of rice ball. However, instead of it being shaped into a ball or triangle, it resembles a sandwich. After assembling the onigirazu with the toppings you want, it is then wrapped in seaweed and cut in half.




I love this because the onigirazu can be enjoyed any time of the day. If I need something that doesn’t take too long to prepare and I have all the ingredients on hand, this is one of my go-to meals. Not only is it easy to prepare, but the toppings that can be used are endless. In this recipe, I use spam. But I have seen some with chicken katsu, bulgogi, and crab.




I’ll be honest, the first time I made it, I didn’t use the mold because I thought it looked kind of small. So my onigirazu doesn’t look as pretty, but it’s still pretty good. If you don’t have a mold, just be patient and practice makes perfect!


If you try this out, let me know in the comments down below. I would love to know whether you ended up using a mold or using your hands. OH! You can also tell me what toppings you ended up using with it!


Ciao for now!


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Tips On Making Onigirazu


If you want to use the same toppings I use, that’s more than okay. I do recommend that you play around with it and have fun with the toppings. They are seriously endless and I am sure they will all turn around delicious.


If you can, I would invest in a mold. If I remember correctly, I got mine from Amazon. Just search for onigirazu mold and pick the one that you like.


Other Related Recipes


Spam Musubi – Definitely one of my favorite things to eat. I can literally have this any time. With the variety of spam flavors, the possibilities are also endless!


Chicken Katsu Musubi – Look out for this one! It’s coming soon!


Onigiri – This is the triangle rice ball! Also quick to prepare and easy to customize! Coming soon!


Onigirazu is the Japanese sushi sandwich.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Onigirazu
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 843kcal
Cost: $5


  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 sheet Seaweed
  • 1 slice Spam
  • 1-2 leaves Lettuce
  • 1 large Egg fried
  • Furikake


  • Heat up the rice and set it aside. Unless using freshly cooked rice.
  • Fry up spam and egg to your preference.
    I like my spam extra crispy and my egg runny.
  • Wash lettuce and pat dry.
  • Before laying your seaweed down, put some plastic wrap on the table. Make sure it's bigger than the seaweed.
  • Put down the first layer of rice in the middle of the seaweed. Do your best to keep the shape of a square and keep it small.
  • Top the rice with the lettuce pieces.
  • Add spam slice.
  • Top with egg.
  • Sprinkle with furikake.
  • Top with more rice. Again make sure to keep the shape of it to a square.
  • Fold in the sides of the seaweed.
  • Wrap in plastic and cut in half with a sharp knife.


Please note that *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Calories: 843kcal | Carbohydrates: 150g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 207mg | Sodium: 549mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg