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Japanese Rice Balls (Onigiri)

Snack Crediting for Ages 3-5

Total Time

15 minutes

Serving Size

1 rice ball



meat and grains


Meat/Meat Alternate, Grains


  • 4 cups sticky brown rice
  • 1 (6 oz) canned tuna, drained
  • 3-4 tbsp light mayonnaise or Japanese mayonnaise
  • 8 - 1" x 6" strips of nori seaweed (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, mix tuna and mayo together.
  2. Measure 1/2 cup of rice. Wet hands with water and form the rice into balls. Wetting hands keeps rice from sticking to you! Repeat 8 times.
  3. Take a rice ball, make a dent with your thumb to stuff each rice ball with 1/2 oz of tuna mayo. Shape into small triangles or balls and wrap the strip of nori around the rice.

One rice ball provides 1 oz eq grains and 1/2 oz meat. 

Creditable Stamp 2017