Grilled Spicy Tuna Onigiri Recipe

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Grilled Spicy Tuna Onigiri
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  • 1 (5 oz) can tuna
  • 1/2 onion
  • 4 1/2 oz rice ( uncooked korean
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp korean red pepper paste
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar water
  • 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp sake


  1. Cook rice with a rice cooker. You'll need sticky rice.
  2. When the rice is ready, add 1T of sesame oil and a pinch of salt to rice.
  3. Mince onion and jalapeno.
  4. Heat 1-2T canola oil in a frying pan.
  5. Stir fry the minced onion and jalapeno. When the onion turns clear, add tuna and the sauce. Mix them together and continue to stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Place half of the rice on your palm, press down to make it flat, just thick enough to hold the tuna. (like a burger patty).
  7. Place the spicy tuna in the middle of the rice.
  8. Cover it up with the rest of the rice.
  9. Shape the rice into triangle or circle. Put a rectangular piece of dried seaweed on the bottom of the rice.
  10. Heat 2T canola oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Place the rice and grill each side until they turn golden brown.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 167.04 Kcal (699 kJ)
Calories from fat 36.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.08g 6%
Cholesterol 3.18mg 1%
Sodium 28.64mg 1%
Potassium 70.67mg 2%
Total Carbs 26.98g 9%
Sugars 0.76g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.65g 3%
Protein 4.06g 8%
Vitamin C 3mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 7.3mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 259.29 Kcal (1086 kJ)
Calories from fat 57.04 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.34g 6%
Cholesterol 4.93mg 1%
Sodium 44.46mg 1%
Potassium 109.7mg 2%
Total Carbs 41.88g 9%
Sugars 1.18g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 6.31g 8%
Vitamin C 4.7mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 2.1mg 7%
Calcium 11.3mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.6
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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