With our easy recipe, you can now enjoy homemade Japanese-style rice balls whenever you want.
Steamed sushi rice is wrapped in nori sheet and stuffed with a mouthwatering vegan 'tuna' filling, made with chickpeas.
These onigiri are perfect for packing for lunch or for enjoying as a snack, in just 150 calories per serving.
Chickpeas make an excellent meat replacement in vegetarian and vegan diets.
Rinse the rice and add it to a pot along with water and salt. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.
Then, remove from the heat and allow the rice to steam covered for 15 minutes.
Transfer the rice onto a tray and fluff it with a spoon to speed up the cooling time.
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Meanwhile, blitz the chickpeas into a paste. Then, mix them with soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic powder, salt, and one nori sheet torn into flakes.
Get a handful of rice and place the filling and avocado chunks in the center. Wrap the rice around the filling to form a rice ball and then shape it into a triangle.
Wrap the base of the onigiri with a nori sheet cut into rectangles. Then, coat the sides of the onigiri with sesame seeds.