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Vegan "Tuna" Onigiri

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With our easy recipe, you can now enjoy homemade Japanese-style rice balls whenever you want.

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Steamed sushi rice is wrapped in nori sheet and stuffed with a mouthwatering vegan 'tuna' filling, prepared with chickpeas.

These onigiri are perfect for packing for lunch or for enjoying as a snack, in just 150 calories per serving.

Health

Time

1h

Cost

Nutrients

154 kcal

Carbs 29 grams

Sugars 0 grams

Total Fats 3 grams

Saturates 0 grams

Fibers 2 grams

Proteins 4 grams

Nutrients Data

The nutrients information on this page refers to a 2000 Kcal daily intake diet.

Each nutrient has a progress bar. A full progress bar represents the total allowance for the nutrient, based on a 500 Kcal meal.

Chart Legend

Carbs, Sugars, Total Fats, Saturates
Less than 50% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
Between 50% and 95% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
More than 95% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
Fibers, Proteins
More than 50% of recommended intake for a meal
Between 25% and 50% of recommended intake for a meal
Less than 25% of recommended intake for a meal
By visiting the full recipe page, you can get a more in depth breakdown of the nutrients for this recipe. If you prefer reading the recipe in this format instead, a link to the full recipe page will be provided at the end!

Good for Diets

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Alcohol-Free
  • Pescatarian

Contains Allergens

  • Soy
  • Sesame

Servings

8

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Step 1Part 1

Rinse the rice three times until the drained water is clear and then allow to drain for 15 minutes on a colander. Transfer the rice into a deep pot, pour the water, add salt, and stir well.

Ingredients List

For the Vegan Filling

Cooked Chickpeas60g
Gluten-Free Soy Sauce0.5tbsp
Rice Vinegar0.5tbsp
Garlic Powder0.25tsp
Avocado0.5

For the Onigiri Rice Balls

Sushi Rice270g
Water450g
Saltto taste

Others

Sesame Seeds15g
Nori Sheets2
Step 1Part 1

Bring to a boil and cook covered for 10-15 minutes. Then, remove from the heat and allow the rice to steam covered for further 15 minutes.

Ingredients List

For the Vegan Filling

Cooked Chickpeas60g
Gluten-Free Soy Sauce0.5tbsp
Rice Vinegar0.5tbsp
Garlic Powder0.25tsp
Avocado0.5

For the Onigiri Rice Balls

Sushi Rice270g
Water450g
Saltto taste

Others

Sesame Seeds15g
Nori Sheets2
Step 1Part 2

Transfer the steamed rice onto a large tray and fluff it with a wooden spoon to speed up the cooling time. Make sure the sushi rice is cool enough to work with it, but you don't want to cool it completely, or it won't hold together.

Ingredients List

For the Vegan Filling

Cooked Chickpeas60g
Gluten-Free Soy Sauce0.5tbsp
Rice Vinegar0.5tbsp
Garlic Powder0.25tsp
Avocado0.5

For the Onigiri Rice Balls

Sushi Rice270g
Water450g
Saltto taste

Others

Sesame Seeds15g
Nori Sheets2

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Step 2

For the "tuna" filling, blitz the chickpeas into a paste and then mix them with soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic powder, and salt. Then, stir in ​1 nori sheets torn into flakes.

Ingredients List

For the Vegan Filling

Cooked Chickpeas60g
Gluten-Free Soy Sauce0.5tbsp
Rice Vinegar0.5tbsp
Garlic Powder0.25tsp
Avocado0.5

For the Onigiri Rice Balls

Sushi Rice270g
Water450g
Saltto taste

Others

Sesame Seeds15g
Nori Sheets2

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Step 3

Wet your hands, get a handful of sticky rice in your hand and make a well by poking it with your finger. Add the filling and avocado chunks.

Ingredients List

For the Vegan Filling

Cooked Chickpeas60g
Gluten-Free Soy Sauce0.5tbsp
Rice Vinegar0.5tbsp
Garlic Powder0.25tsp
Avocado0.5

For the Onigiri Rice Balls

Sushi Rice270g
Water450g
Saltto taste

Others

Sesame Seeds15g
Nori Sheets2
Step 3

Wrap and press the rice around the filling until a rice ball comes together. Then, shape it into a triangle.

Ingredients List

For the Vegan Filling

Cooked Chickpeas60g
Gluten-Free Soy Sauce0.5tbsp
Rice Vinegar0.5tbsp
Garlic Powder0.25tsp
Avocado0.5

For the Onigiri Rice Balls

Sushi Rice270g
Water450g
Saltto taste

Others

Sesame Seeds15g
Nori Sheets2

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Step 4

Cut 1 nori sheet into rectangles and use them to wrap the base of the onigiri, so you won't touch the sticky rice when holding it. Finally, coat the sides of the onigiri with sesame seeds.

Ingredients List

For the Vegan Filling

Cooked Chickpeas60g
Gluten-Free Soy Sauce0.5tbsp
Rice Vinegar0.5tbsp
Garlic Powder0.25tsp
Avocado0.5

For the Onigiri Rice Balls

Sushi Rice270g
Water450g
Saltto taste

Others

Sesame Seeds15g
Nori Sheets2

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