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Tofu Katsu Onigirazu

Tofu Katsu Onigirazu (Sushi Sandwich)

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Ongirazu 1x


Onigirazu is a Japanese-styled sandwich that is perfect for travelling or picnic. This version of Onigirazu is made with tofu katsu, veggies and wrapped nicely in a Japanese bento box.


Units Scale

Tofu Katsu

  • 400 g firm or medium firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • oil for frying

Other Toppings

  • 2 servings sushi or short-grain rice
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 4 sheets nori seaweed
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 carrot
  • radish
  • tonkatsu sauce (or vegan sriracha mayo)


Make the Katsu Curry

  1. Pat dry the tofu and cut into thin slices.
  2. In a bowl or deep plate, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and water. In another bowl, add the panko breadcrumbs.
  3. Coat the tofu in the first plate, then coat with breadcrumbs.
  4. Fry the tofu in oil until both sides are golden and crispy.

Make the rice

  1. Cook the sushi rice according to package instruction.
  2. Add the mixture of rice vinegar and water to the rice and mix.

Prepare the other toppings

  1. Cut the cucumber, carrot, and radish into thin slices.

Assemble the Tofu Katsu Onigirazu

  1. Lay the nori on your working station (rough side up).
  2. Add a spoonful of rice to the middle of the nori and use a spoon to shape it into a compact square.
  3. Layer the other ingredients on top of the rice in the order that you like. I started with adding the tofu katsu, the sauce, cucumber, carrot, raddish. Lastly, add a thin layer of rice on top.
  4. Fold all corners of the nori on top of the filling to wrap it tightly. You can wrap a baking paper or plastic wrap around the Onigirazu to make the wrap tighter.
  5. Use a sharp knife to cut in half and enjoy!


You can keep the Onigirazu in the fridge for 2-3 days. Make sure to wrap it with a baking paper or plastic wrap to avoid the rice from being dried out.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Keywords: 30-minute meal, comfort food, Japanese recipe, onigirazu, picnic recipe, sushi

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