I am half Japanese and I tend to have cravings that sometimes are hard to fulfill. Sometimes it is just a lot of extra work to form them into balls. So I just made it into a bowl.
I would normally add seaweed to it, but I ran out. I know… I know… I am going to loose my Asian card cause I don’t have seaweed in my house.
So when I don’t have time between my job, and dealing with my kids, and the rest of the household chores I just made it in to a bowl.
In Japan there is a thing that is famous around the world. Used for lunch boxes all over the country. I remember getting them in my lunch box and I would get so excited. Onigiri! Onigiri is what we call rice balls. There are many kinds of onigiri with many kinds of fillings. I love many of these flavors/combos, Umeboshi (pickled plumb, a favorite of mine), Tuna Mayo, kombu (simmered seaweed), shrimp, just to name a few. Another one of my favorite is spicy salmon mayo or Shake Mayo (pronounced sha kay mah yo).
Today I made a spicy salmon mayo onigiri bowl.
I really recommend you try it if you can. Luckily it is super easy. I added other fresh veggies to it cause I wanted some more veggies.
Spicy Salmon Mayo Onigiri Bowl
- 1 cup of cooked rice
- 1/2 cup shredded raw carrots
- 1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms raw
- 1 green onion sliced raw
- 2 radishes sliced raw
- 2.5 oz of salmon in a pouch/can
- 1 tbs of mayo
- Sriracha to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- seaweed (optional but so tasty)
- Cook rice to direction on package
- Mix together salmon, mayo, sriracha, salt and pepper.
- Add salmon mixture to rice, add veggies to rice, and enjoy.
- (alternate toppings to add, seaweed, sesame seeds, umeboshi)
Stats for the lunch:
Calories 401, Fat 12.9 g, Fiber 3.4 g, Carbs 51.5 g, Sodium 536.3 mg, Protein 17.9 g
The salmon mixture is what you may find in a spicy salmon mayo onigiri. I just put it on the outside, because I don’t have time to mold the rice into balls. But you know what it tastes phenomenal and looks beautiful to boot. Is it in the cute shape of a rice ball with seaweed? Nope but it is just as good.
Its also healthy, full of fresh veggies, low in fat, full of protein, and oh so tasty.
Like I said I would have added seaweed, but I did not have any.
I love this kind of lunch. I thought you all might. So I thought I would share it with you. I hope you get a chance to try this. Let me know what you think. Thanks for reading this.