We already know that onigiri are awesome – they’re cute, delicious, and make the perfect addition to any bento box. But did you know that, just by making or eating your own onigiri, you could help feed children in need? “Change the World with Onigiri #OnigiriAction” is an annual campaign run by Table For Two that is giving you the power to make a difference in a child’s life. How? It couldn’t be any simpler:
- Take a picture of your onigiri (either homemade or store-bought).
- Post your picture to social media (AKA Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook) with the hashtag #OnigiriAction, OR upload your photo to the campaign website.
That’s it! Every time a photo is posted, Table for Two’s partner organizations will donate 5 meals to children in need. That’s right – ONE onigiri can feed FIVE children. (Now that’s some math I can get behind!) In honor of this amazing campaign, I’ve compiled 17 must try onigiri recipes to help inspire YOU to participate in #OnigiriAction and make a difference too! From traditional onigiri to ultra cute to vegan, I guarantee you there’s an onigiri soulmate just waiting for you in the list below 😉
Chicken & Spicy Mayo Onigiri – from Pickled Plum
Tenmusu (Tempura Shrimp) Onigiri – from Just One Cookbook
Mentaiko Mayo Yaki Onigiri – from Chopstick Chronicles
Umeboshi (Pickled Plum) Onigiri – from Love & Olive Oil
Honey + Bacon Onigiri – from My Name is Yeh
Miso Beef Onigiri – from The Missing Lokness
Purple Mini Onigiri Rice Balls – from Shiso Delicious
Ebi Tempura Rice Balls – from I am a Food Blog
Crab Stuffed Onigiri – from Surf and Sunshine
Spicy Salmon Onigiri – from Two Red Bowls
Japanese Yam & Kabocha Squash Onigiri – from Sweet Potato Soul
Scaredy-Cat Onigiri – from Thirsty for Tea
Vegan Sushi Bowl – from The Little Plantation
Pumpkin Spice Onigiri
Yaki (Grilled) Onigiri – from Just One Cookbook
72,696 onigiri photos have already been posted – let’s increase that number with #OnigiriAction!
“Change the World with Onigiri #OnigiriAction” runs from October 15 – November 15. To learn more about this wonderful campaign, visit Table for Two’s website.
If you are interested in making a donation to the campaign, you can donate here.
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Love all of these! Especially the pumpkin spice one
So glad you like them Marie! 🙂 Hope you’ll give one of the recipes a try for #OnigiriAction!
Beautiful photos, and they all look delicious!! Love love love this post! I will be trying these real soon!!
Thank you Patti, so glad you enjoyed this post! I hope you do end up trying some of these amazing recipes!
Thank you soooo much for including me in this round up.
They are all soo adorable (and mega tasty I bet). Love Molly and Sara’s interpretations so, so much.
Proud to be included here.
wishing you a fab Sunday
Of course Kimberly, it was my pleasure to include your gorgeous photo/recipe in this roundup! 😀 <3 And yes, sooo much yummy in one place (I wanted onigiri so bad after writing this post, hehe :P). I'm definitely going to be giving Sara's onigiri a try, I love those cute little purple rice balls too!
Thanks as always for the thoughtful comment Kimberly! <3
What an excellent round-up! They all sound so delicious! I need a few of them for lunch right now. Thanks very much for including my recipe too! ?
No problem, I’m so glad I was able to include your delicious miso beef onigiri! 🙂 And totally agreed – I wanted to eat every single one of these after writing this post 😛
Ahh! I love onigiri! I actually have never tried making it before! The first time I ever had one was at convenience store in jtown San Fran and oddly, it was amaaazing! I am so loving this post, now I can try making this at home again and recreate that yumminess again! This is very awesome that you are working with table for two to feed hungry children. You have such a kind soul. 🙂
Thank you so much for the lovely comment Joyce! Onigiri really are the best (although I may be a little biased 😉 )! I really hope you do try your hand at making some; especially if you have a mold, they’re actually so easy to make, and the taste of freshly made onigiri can’t be beat. I look forward to hearing from you if you do try any of these recipes out! 😀
Love your selection! They look tasty and so cute!
Thank you so much!