How to Make the Perfect Sushi Sandwich

Vegan tofu katsu onigirazu
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Sushi sandwiches, also known as “Onigirazu,” are a fun twist on traditional sushi rolls and sandwiches. Combining the best of both worlds, these sandwiches have all your favorite sushi flavors but are easier to make than a traditional handroll. Let’s jump in. 


  • Sushi rice (cooked and seasoned with rice vinegar, sugar, and salt)
  • Nori sheets (dried seaweed)
  • Fillings of your choice (examples: cooked salmon, tuna, crab meat, avocado, cucumber, carrot)
  • Soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger for serving


  1. Cooking the sushi rice according to package instructions. Once cooked, season it with a mixture of rice vinegar, sugar, and salt. 
  2. Place a nori sheet on a clean, dry surface. 
  3. Wet your hands and take a handful of sushi rice. Place it in the center of the nori sheet and gently spread it out.
  4. Place your filling in the center of the rice. 
  5. Start by folding the two opposite corners of the nori towards the center, ensuring they overlap slightly. Then, fold the remaining two corners towards the center to form a square or rectangular package.
  6. Once your sushi sandwich is neatly wrapped, use a sharp, wet knife to cut it in half. 
  7. Serve your sushi sandwich with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.