Omusubi (Japanese Breakfast)

When we have leftover rice, I make this for Bobby’s breakfast in the morning.  He absolutely loves it.  As a non-lover of white rice, I don’t usually partake, but this is a classic and it’s simple and quick to pull together.  Carbs, protein, and a bit of seaweed = a great start to the day.

Omusubi (Japanese Breakfast)


  • 3/4 cup leftover rice
  • 2-3 tablespoons smoked salmon
  • 1 strip of seaweed


  1. Mix together the rice and salmon.  I use my fingers; the only drawback is that my hands smell like smoked salmon all morning, no matter how much I wash them.  If you want to get fancy about it, you can put the salmon in the center of the rice, instead of mixing it through.
  2. Form the rice/salmon into a triangular shape.  At this point I put the triangle into a plastic bag so he can take it to work.
  3. When you’re ready to eat it, wrap the triangle with the strip of seaweed and enjoy!

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