Onigiri and Musubi Platter and Fillings

Onigiri is a popular Japanese dish consisting of rice wrapped in nori. It is a portable easy to eat meal that originated in ancient times and has become popular in modern cuisine. The name comes from the Japanese word “nigiru” which means “to grasp” as the rice is pressed by hand.

This Onigiri and Musubi Platter and Fillings is full of flavors and different fillings. Served in a bento box, this is the perfect lunch time recipe. In this recipe we used Marukan Seasoned Gourmet Rice Vinegar. From the sushi rice to the tuna to pickling the mango, this vinegar is an important step in this recipe to bring out all the delicious flavors.

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Sushi Rice

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook rice in rice cooker, stir in seasoned rice vinegar, spread on sheet pan and let cool.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sushi Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.3g0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.004g0%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Shiitake Onigiri

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 39kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 8 nori strips

Instructions

  • Soak dried mushrooms in 2 cups boiling water for 30 minutes. Remove mushrooms and save the stock. Chop mushrooms finely. Place in a bowl with tamari, mirin, and fish sauce, stir to combine.
  • Heat oil in a skillet, add mushroom mixture with 1 cup reserved mushroom stock. Simmer until all the liquid is absorbed and the mushrooms are very soft, add more stock if needed.
  • Place strip of nori in onigiri mold at the bottom, add rice, mushroom filling, and more rice. Press mold and release the onigiri from the mold. Garnish the top with a bit of mushroom mixture.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Shiitake Onigiri
Amount Per Serving
Calories 39 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Sodium 80mg3%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 131IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Kombu Onigiri

Prep Time1 d
Cook Time15 mins
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 27kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounces kombu
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 1 teaspoon Marukan Seasoned Gourmet Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon white sesame seeds
  • 8 Nori strips
  • Furikake

Instructions

  • Soak kombu for 24 hours in cold water. Remove and discard water. Cut into very thin strips. Place in a pan with 2 cups water, sake, and vinegar. Bring to a full boil. Lower heat and let simmer until liquid is reduced by half, add tamari, mirin, and brown sugar. Bring back to a boil over medium heat and let bubble (watch carefully) until all liquid is absorbed and you have a thick glaze. Stir in sesame seeds.
  • Place strip of nori in onigiri mold at the bottom, add rice, kombu filling, and more rice. Press mold and release the onigiri from the mold.
  • Dip the outside of the onigiri in furikake.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Kombu Onigiri
Amount Per Serving
Calories 27 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Saturated Fat 0.03g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.04g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.04g
Sodium 34mg1%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 0.4g1%
Vitamin A 137IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Spam Musubi

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces can spam
  • 6 tablespoons tamari
  • 4 tablespoons mirin
  • 4 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 8 nori strips

Instructions

  • Slice spam into 8 horizontal slices. Fry in a large skillet until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from skillet. Add tamari, mirin, and brown sugar. Heat, stirring, until sugar melts and it starts to make a thick glaze. Add the spam slices back in, flip and coat with glaze.
  • Place a thick layer of rice in the bottom of the musubi mold. Top with glazed spam and release from the mold. Wrap with a nori strip.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Spam Musubi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 671mg28%
Potassium 260mg7%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 133IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Umeboshi Onigiri

Prep Time5 mins
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 10kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More

Ingredients

  • 6 teaspoons umeboshi paste , plus more for garnish
  • 8 nori strips

Instructions

  • Place strip of nori in onigiri mold at the bottom, add rice, a teaspoon of umeboshi paste, and more rice. Press mold and release the onigiri from the mold. Garnish the top with a bit of umeboshi paste.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Umeboshi Onigiri
Amount Per Serving
Calories 10 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.3g0%
Saturated Fat 0.05g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 169mg7%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 134IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Tuna Onigiri

Prep Time10 mins
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 56kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix tuna with mayo, sriracha, vinegar, until evenly combined. Stir in the scallions.
  • Place strip of nori in onigiri mold at the bottom, add an even layer of rice, then an even layer of tuna, and finally another even layer of rice so that the onigiri is in layers. Press mold and release the onigiri from the mold.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Tuna Onigiri
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 117mg5%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 0.3g0%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 51IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Quick Pickled Mango

Prep Time30 mins
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 16kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place mango slices in a small jar or bowl. Add the red pepper flakes. Pour in enough vinegar to cover and let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Quick Pickled Mango
Amount Per Serving
Calories 16 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Saturated Fat 0.03g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.03g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.04g
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 0.2g0%
Vitamin A 317IU6%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Pickled Cucumbers

Prep Time29 mins
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 6kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place cucumber slices in a small jar or bowl. Pour in enough vinegar to cover and let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pickled Cucumbers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 6
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.04g0%
Saturated Fat 0.01g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.01g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 0.2g0%
Vitamin A 39IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dipping Sauce

Prep Time5 mins
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 23kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup tamari
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped scallion
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Marukan Seasoned Gourmet Rice Vinegar

Instructions

  • Garnish with cooked whole edamame pods, pickled mangos and cucumber, and pickled ginger

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Dipping Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 23 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 52mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 0.2g0%
Vitamin A 47IU1%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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