Salmon and Rice with Green Tea - Yaki Onigiri Ochazuke Recipe Video

Ochazuke is a Japanese snack with salmon, rice and green tea. This is a really quick snack if you happen to have leftover rice and a little salmon. This works with canned salmon too. In the grocery store, you can get instant ochazuke in little packets that come in different flavors. In this recipe, I will be making my ochazuke with a grilled onigiri but you can use plain rice if you are pressed for time.


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings2
DishMain Ingredient


 Cooked rice1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Furikake/Nori1 Tablespoon
 Salmon1 Small
 Green tea powder1 Teaspoon (To prepare 1 cup of green tea)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1017 Calories from Fat 240

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g40.9%

Saturated Fat 4.2 g21.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 393.3 mg

Sodium 666 mg27.7%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.26 g1%

Sugars 1.2 g

Protein 152 g303.2%

Vitamin A 26.3% Vitamin C 3.7%

Calcium 10% Iron 39.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Take a bowl, add cooked rice, season it with furikake.
2. Moisten the palms of your hand and take a portion of the seasoned rice and make a patty, add a little of the salmon in the middle and cover the patty on top with a little more of the rice. Gently mould into a nice flattened ball. In a heated slightly oiled pan, place these rice balls for a couple of minutes turning the sides.

3. Take a small bowl and place the onigiri in the bottom of the bowl, topping it with a little of the salmon shreds and sprinkle with some more of the furikake or shredded nori.
4. Lastly pour some green tea over the assembled toppings just before you serve.

5. Serve warm.

Editors Review

Everyone loves quick snacking, but it takes so much to make one, unless you know how to make this ochazuke. Its quick, easy, delightful and looks gaudy. Take a look at the video recipe for details.