Tamago Nigiri

Cuisine: Japanese

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Serves: 3

A traditional Japanese dish, this easy Tamago Nigiri recipe is perfect to satiate your cravings. If you are wondering how to make Tamago Nigiri, your search ends here. Healthy, fluffy, and sweet, this quick Tamago Nigiri recipe is all you need. 

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • Tablespoon of rice wine
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 toasted nori seaweed
  • 150 grams sushi rice (prepared)

Tease your tastebuds with this easy Tamago Nigiri Recipe.

  1. Crack open the eggs in a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of water. 
  2. Add in soy sauce, salt, sugar, and rice wine. 
  3. Whisk the ingredients. Avoid making it frothy. 
  4. Now, brush a hot pan with oil and pour a thin layer of the egg mixture. Let it stand over medium heat until bubbles appear. Using a spatula, lift the edge, fold it over twice. Brush the free space with oil and pour a thin layer of egg mixture, promptly lifting the edge to let raw egg run underneath. Keep repeating until the omelette is approx. 2 cm thick.
  5. Cool the cooked omelette. Cut it in half crosswise, and then further chop those halves into four equally sized rectangles. 
  6. Cut the nori sheet into eight 2 cm wide strips. Prepare the sushi rice into 8 rectangular blocks.
  7. Top the rice blocks with a slice of omelette each and gently press with your palms. Wrap each in a strip of nori. Seal with a few grains of rice. 

Chef Tip: Use a square-shaped Tamago pan for easy handling.

Unchallenging and scrumptious, once you taste it, there’s no going back. You will be left wanting more! Try it and let us know in the comments section below.

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• Tamago Nigiri, as fancy as it sounds, is a basic staple in Japan. In fact, Japanese people eat this dish several ways – in the morning for breakfast or as a complementary ingredient in their bento boxes or sushi.

• The word “Tamago” actually means “egg” in Japanese.

Historical Fact

• The history of sushi began with paddy fields in Southeast Asia, where fish was fermented with rice vinegar, salt, and rice, after which the rice was discarded. The dish is today known as narezushi, and was introduced to Japan around the Yayoi period.

• Tamagoyaki is a traditional Japanese omelette, which is made by rolling together several layers of cooked egg. These are often prepared in a rectangular omelette pan called a makiyakinabe or tamagoyakiki.

Nutrition Fact

• One piece of Tamago Nigiri has 67 calories, 13g of carbs 2g of fat, and 2g of protein. 

• In general, fish provides a lean source of low-calorie, high-quality protein. It's also low in saturated fats and cholesterol, making it a heart-healthy food choice. Salmon is especially high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are linked to improved cholesterol levels, lowered blood pressure, and decreased risk of abnormal heart rhythms.