RECIPE: Sakura Onigiri (Rice Balls)

RECIPE: Sakura Onigiri (Rice Balls)

This beautiful spring-colored mixed rice combines vibrant green peas with pink cherry blossoms. It’s quick and easy to make. Enjoy as a side, or shape intoonigiri (rice balls) and pack for a picnic.

Servings: 2 


  • 250g warm, freshly cooked rice
  • Salt Pickled Sakura
  • 20g frozen green peas (thawed)
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp Ume Konbu Cha


  1. Soak the salt pickled sakura in warm water to remove excess salt. Gently squeeze to remove water and pat dry.
  2. In a bowl, combine the rice, green peas, sesame seeds, Ume Konbu Cha. Mix gently to combine. Divide equally into four amounts.
  3. Gently form four rice balls, pressing one Salt Pickled Sakura onto the front of each.

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