Sushi Hamantaschen (Onigiri): A Healthy Hamantaschen Alternative

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Sushi Hamantaschen (Onigiri)
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Hamantaschen is the official Purim snack – we all know that.

But for some of us the standard poppy seed Hamantaschen cookies just don’t cut it anymore.

It’s quite understandable… It can get quite boring after a few straight Purims.

The solution?

Creativity.

Pablo Picasso used to say: “Good artists borrow, great artists steal”.

But since stealing is not nice, let’s just “borrow” a popular Japanese dish 🙂

That dish is called Onigiri, which stands for “rice ball”.

Our Onigiri obviously won’t be “ball-shaped”, but rather Hamantaschen-shaped (triangle).

Sushi Hamantaschen (Onigiri)
Sushi Hamantaschen (Onigiri)
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Sushi Hamantaschen (Onigiri) is a healthy alternative for the traditional Purim Hamantaschen cookies.
Servings Prep Time
2 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Sushi Hamantaschen (Onigiri)
Sushi Hamantaschen (Onigiri)
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Sushi Hamantaschen (Onigiri) is a healthy alternative for the traditional Purim Hamantaschen cookies.
Servings Prep Time
2 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Sushi Hamantaschen (Onigiri)
  • 3 cups sushi rice warm & cooked
  • nori cut into 1 - 1 1/2 strips
  • toasted sesame seeds
Wasabi Tuna Filling
  • 1 can tuna
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp wasabi sauce Gold's wasabi sauce
  • 1 tbsp mayo
Special Equipment
Servings: people
Instructions
Onigiri
  1. Rince your triangle rice mold with water and fill halfway with sushi rice.
  2. Add wasabi tuna filling to the rice mold. Cover the filling with more sushi
  3. Close the rice mold lid. If you're unable to close the lid - you probably used too much rice. If the lid closes too easily - you probably put too little rice
  4. Measure the length of your Onigiri triangles, cut nori strips in the appropriate length (even a bit longer just in case), and wrap your Onigri with the nori. Note: If needed, seal the nori by dabbing both ends with a bit of water
  5. Cut a piece of paper in a triangle shape that is slightly bigger than your Onigiri triangles. Place the paper over your Onigiri triangles, and sprinkle sesame seeds over your Onigiri
Wasabi Tuna
  1. Drain tuna from liquids (water/oil)
  2. Mix with soy sauce, wasabi sauce and mayo
Recipe Notes

Onigiri can be made with different types of fillings, including: vegetables, scrambled eggs, tuna and more.

Nutrition Facts
Sushi Hamantaschen (Onigiri)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 367mg 15%
Potassium 106mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 70g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0.04g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Summary

See?

Purim Hamantaschen doesn't have to be boring.

With a pinch creativity, and the right ingredients, you can make delicious Sushi Hamantaschen triangles.

And speaking of creativity, this lovely recipe is courtesy of Chanie from Busy in Brooklyn. (Thanks Chanie!)

Did you try it out? Let us know how it went in the comments!

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  1. Interesting! never thought of shaping sushi as Hamantaschen lol.

    Will give this a try 😀

    1. Author

      You’re welcome Shoshana.

      But it’s Chanie you should thank really, it’s her recipe 🙂

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