Green Tea Rice Ball

by Sugimoto Tea Company
Recipes, Desserts & Beverages

Green Tea Rice Ball 

Tea Rice:


  • 3 rice measuring cups of rice (3合)
  • 2 Tbsp of Sencha Fukamushi
  • 2 Tbsp water (or sesame oil*)
  • 2 tsp salt


Step 1: Place 2 Tbsp of Sencha Fukamushi in a cup or small bowl and add 2 tsp of salt and 2 Tbsp of water (or sesame oil). Place in the fridge to allow the leaves to soften.
Step 2: Cook 3 rice cups of rice in a rice cooker.
Step 3: Once the rice is finished cooking, mix the softened tea leaves into the rice.
Step 4: Close the lid to the rice cooker and let sit for another 5 minutes.
*Use sesame oil instead of water to give the rice a stronger, roasted flavor.

Negi Shio (Salted Green Onion) Filling

Ingredients for 2 Onigiri

  • 1 green onion
  • 1 tsp sake(料理酒)
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • A pinch of pepper
  • Sesame seeds


Step 1: Finely chop the green onion.
Step 2: Sprinkle sake over the green onion and microwave for 30 seconds to soften.
Step 3: Mix in the other ingredients.
Back to top of page