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.
1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
1 Small, cooked leftover
Green tea powder
1 Teaspoon (To prepare 1 cup of green tea)
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.