17 Must Try Onigiri Recipes + #OnigiriAction

17 Must Try Onigiri Recipes - Featuring traditional onigiri, ultra cute onigiri, and vegan/vegetarian options, this is the ULTIMATE list of onigiri recipes on the internet! With 17 easy, delicious, and unique rice ball recipes to choose from, you'll never run out of ideas for using up leftover rice again! | loveatfirstbento.com {bento box, bento}

17 Must Try Onigiri Recipes - Featuring traditional onigiri, ultra cute onigiri, and vegan/vegetarian options, this is the ULTIMATE list of onigiri recipes on the internet! With 17 easy, delicious, and unique rice ball recipes to choose from, you'll never run out of ideas for using up leftover rice again! | loveatfirstbento.com {bento box, bento}

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:

  1. Take a picture of your onigiri (either homemade or store-bought).
  2. Post your picture to social media (AKA Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook) with the hashtag #OnigiriAction, OR upload your photo to the campaign website.

 

how to participate in Onigiri Action visual

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 recipesย 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

17 Must Try Onigiri Recipes - Featuring traditional onigiri, ultra cute onigiri, and vegan/vegetarian options, this is the ULTIMATE list of onigiri recipes on the internet! With 16 easy, delicious, and unique rice ball recipes to choose from, you'll never run out of ideas for using up leftover rice again! | loveatfirstbento.com {bento box, bento}

Classic Onigiri

 

Chicken & Spicy Mayo Onigiri

Chicken & Spicy Mayo Onigiri – from Pickled Plum

 

Tenmusu tempura shrimp onigiri

Tenmusu (Tempura Shrimp) Onigiri – from Just One Cookbook

 

Mentaiko Mayo Yaki Onigiri

Mentaiko Mayo Yaki Onigiri – from Chopstick Chronicles

 

Umeboshi (pickled plum) onigiri

Umeboshi (Pickled Plum) Onigiri – from Love & Olive Oil

 

Honey & Bacon Onigiri

Honey + Bacon Onigiri – from My Name is Yeh

 

17 Must Try Onigiri Recipes - Featuring traditional onigiri, ultra cute onigiri, and vegan/vegetarian options, this is the ULTIMATE list of onigiri recipes on the internet! With 17 easy, delicious, and unique rice ball recipes to choose from, you'll never run out of ideas for using up leftover rice again! | loveatfirstbento.com {bento box, bento}

Watermelon Onigiri

 

Miso Beef Onigiri

Miso Beef Onigiri – from The Missing Lokness

 

Purple Mini Rice Balls Onigiri

Purple Mini Onigiri Rice Balls – from Shiso Delicious

 

Ebi Tempura Rice Balls

Ebi Tempura Rice Balls – from Iย am a Food Blog

 

Crab Stuffed Onigiri

Crab Stuffed Onigiri – from Surf and Sunshine

 

Spicy Salmon Onigiri

Spicy Salmon Onigiri – from Two Red Bowls

 

Yam & Kabocha Onigiri

Japanese Yam & Kabocha Squash Onigiri – from Sweet Potato Soul

 

Scaredy-Cat Onigiri

Scaredy-Cat Onigiri – from Thirsty for Tea

 

Simple Vegan Sushi Bowl Recipe

Vegan Sushi Bowl – from The Little Plantation

 

17 Must Try Onigiri Recipes - Featuring traditional onigiri, ultra cute onigiri, and vegan/vegetarian options, this is the ULTIMATE list of onigiri recipes on the internet! With 17 easy, delicious, and unique rice ball recipes to choose from, you'll never run out of ideas for using up leftover rice again! | loveatfirstbento.com {bento box, bento}

Pumpkin Spice Onigiriย 

 

Yaki (Grilled) 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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Comments (8)

  • Love all of these! Especially the pumpkin spice one

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    • So glad you like them Marie! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’ll give one of the recipes a try for #OnigiriAction!

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  • Beautiful photos, and they all look delicious!! Love love love this post! I will be trying these real soon!!

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    • Thank you Patti, so glad you enjoyed this post! I hope you do end up trying some of these amazing recipes!

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  • 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
    K

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    • Of course Kimberly, it was my pleasure to include your gorgeous photo/recipe in this roundup! ๐Ÿ˜€ <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

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  • 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! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • No problem, I’m so glad I was able to include your delicious miso beef onigiri! ๐Ÿ™‚ And totally agreed – I wanted to eat every single one of these after writing this post ๐Ÿ˜›

      Reply

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