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plain Onigiri and Sesame Balls

Vegan Onigiri and Sesame Balls are super healthy! A great Take-Away-Lunch for school or work.

plain onigiri

The last days were really hard on me. I ate mostly white rice (like 3 times a day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner). But I made some delicious sesame balls and onigiri, so I got that going for me.

sesame balls

plain Onigiri and Sesame Balls

Elephantastic Vegan
Vegan Onigiri and Sesame Balls are super healthy! A great Take-Away-Lunch for school or work.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Japanese, Vegan
Servings 2 people
Calories 676 kcal


  • 1 cup white rice you can use sushi rice of course
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 nori sheet
  • black and white sesame seeds


  • Preparing the rice: Wash the rice until the water stays pretty much clear. Cook the rice according to the instructions, add salt.
  • Transfer the rice to a bowl and let it cool off.
  • For the sesame balls: Form little balls and roll them in the sesame seeds and little nori pieces.
  • For the onigiri: Form the rice in patties or any other form you'd like. Add a cut nori piece and roll the sides in sesame seeds. Voilà.


Calories: 676kcalCarbohydrates: 148gProtein: 13gFat: 1gSodium: 1191mgPotassium: 212mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 130IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 1.5mg
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Friday 17th of October 2014

Hi Bianca! These look delicious! I found your blog through the VeganMofo blogroll, and I'm really looking forward to making some of your recipes :)


Friday 17th of October 2014

Hey Kate. Thank you so much! VeganMofo was such a blast. It was my first time, but I definitely want to participate again next year. I really liked the onigiri with peanut butter in the middle (before I found out about my food intolerance) if you're looking for a filling idea. :)