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pork katsu onigirazu

Pork Katsu Onigirazu

Pork Katsu Onigirazu, also known as Tonkatsu Sushi Sandwich. A crispy piece of panko breaded pork wrapped in sushi rice, nori seasoned with tonkatsu sauce, Japanese mayo and salt. Absolutely delicious. Great as a snack, for a picnic or as a meal!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Assembly time: 20 mins
Total Time 36 mins
Course dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 6
Calories 577 kcal


Tonkatsu ingredients:


  • Pat dry your pork loins. Then dip and evenly coat each piece of your pork loin into 1) cornstarch then 2) whisked egg and lastly 3) panko breadcrumbs.
  • In a large pan set over medium heat, add oil. Check if oil it hot enough by dipping a wooden chopstick into it and look for bubbles. Then carefully lower the coated pork loins into the hot oil.
  • Fry on both sides for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Remove pork and place onto a cooling rack to allow the excess oil to drip off.

To assemble Onigirazu:

  • Place a sheet of cling film (approx. 15 inches by 12 inches) onto a cutting board. Then place a sheet of nori, rough side up onto the cling film.
  • Add ⅓ cup of warm cooked sushi rice in the middle of the nori and shape it into a diamond
  • Season the rice with a sprinkle of salt. Add ½ tbsp of tonkatsu sauce and ½ tbsp of Japanese mayo over the rice.
  • Then place 6 pieces of thinly sliced cucumbers over the sauce, followed by tonkatsu or pork katsu.
  • Wrap the ends toward the middle like an envelope. Then wrap the cling film tightly around the sandwich.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the onigirazu in half. Repeat for the remaining ingredients. Serve and enjoy!


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Suggested Equipment & Products

Rice Cooker
Measuring Set
Cutting Board
Cling film
Santoku Knife
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Calories: 577kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 203IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg