While onigiri is well-known throughout Japan as a savory snack option, now a Massachusetts-based brand is bringing the delicacy to North American consumers with its 'yusō' brand snacks.
Onigiri is a savory rice ball filled with a protein such as salmon and then wrapped in a layer of crunchy nori. yusō onigiri puts a North American-twist on the Japanese delicacy by using additive-free seaweed, California-grown sushi rice and premium seeds such as hemp, flax and chia. yusō onigiri is also lower in salt than the Japanese variety and features premium fish fillings such as locally smoked Atlantic mackerel, cold-smoked steelhead and buttery Icelandic salmon. There is also a vegetarian option made from chickpeas for those who are looking for a seafood-free version.
With the refrigerated snack category continuing to grow, these healthy fish cakes are the perfect option for those looking for something savory over sweet.