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How to Make Sushi Bake

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Charlette is a Mom of 2 and a devoted wife who loves to cook and experiment with food.

Sushi Bake

Sushi Bake

Covid-19 brought out the ingenuity of my fellow Filipinos in cooking. One of these is the famous Sushi Bake. But this dish dates back to 2015. It was popularized again last April 2020 by a Filipino nail artist because of the quarantine.

So what is Sushi Bake? It's a deconstructed sushi in a pan, baked and served with nori sheets.

But before I give you the recipe for this dish, let's talk first about sushi's history.

Around the 16th to 19th century, or what they call the Edo period, Yohei Hanaya popularized the dish made with a raw fish press on top of mixed cooked Japanese rice, vinegar, salt, and sugar and eaten in one bite.

Going back to the recipe, the Sushi Bake that I will introduce has no raw meat, and it's a more flavorful version of the said dish. For this recipe, we will be using a 5.5 inch(W) x 7 inch(L) x 2 inch(HT) pan. You can adjust the ingredients according to your pan size.

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Ingredients:

1&1/2-C cooked Japanese rice

1-tbsp rice vinegar

1-tbsp sesame oil

nori sheets

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For the Toppings

3- sticks Kani or crab meat (shredded)

3-tbsp cream cheese

5- tbsp Japanese mayonnaise (do not use just any other mayonnaise as the taste may differ. Preferred brand Kewpie)

1/2-tbsp Sriracha sauce

1-pack Furikake ( you will not be using all)

Procedure:

  1. In a bowl, mixed the cooked Japanese rice, sesame oil, and rice vinegar
  2. Put the rice mixture in a pan and flatten it.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the shredded Kani sticks, Japanese mayonnaise, Sriracha sauce, and cream cheese.
  4. Spread the combined Kani mixture on top of the rice. Sprinkle with Furikake rice seasoning.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (if you are using an electric oven toaster) or 350 degrees if you are using a conventional one.
  6. Bake it for 5-8 minutes or until you see the topping is brown already.
  7. Lace with the Japanese mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce in a criss-cross manner before serving or wrapping in nori sheets.

You can also experiment with other flavors like putting mangos to make it taste like California Maki, or you can even put some baked salmon on top and Ebiko eggs. Below is a recipe for the California Maki Sushi Bake and Spicy Wasabi Tuna.

California Maki Flavor

INGREDIENTS:

1&1/2-C cooked Japanese rice

1-tbsp rice vinegar

1-tbsp sesame oil

nori sheets

FOR THE TOPPINGS:

3- sticks Kani or crab meat (shredded)

3-tbsp cream cheese

5- tbsp Japanese mayonnaise (do not use just any other mayonnaise as the taste may differ. Preferred brand Kewpie.)

1/2-tbsp Sriracha sauce

1-pack Furikake ( you will not be using all)

sliced mangos

PROCEDURE:

  1. In a bowl, mixed the cooked Japanese rice, sesame oil, and rice vinegar
  2. Put the rice mixture in a pan and flatten it.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the shredded Kani sticks, Japanese mayonnaise, Sriracha sauce, and cream cheese.
  4. Spread the combined Kani mixture on top of the rice. Sprinkle with Furikake rice seasoning.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (if you are using an electric oven toaster) or 350 degrees if you are using a conventional one.
  6. Bake it for 5-8 minutes or until you see the topping is brown already.
  7. Before serving and wrapping it in nori sheets, arrange the sliced mangos and lace with the Japanese mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce in a criss-cross manner.
California Maki Sushi Bake

California Maki Sushi Bake

Spicy Wasabi Tuna

INGREDIENTS:

1&1/2-C cooked Japanese rice

1-tbsp rice vinegar

1-tbsp sesame oil

nori sheets

FOR THE TOPPINGS:

1- 5 oz canned tuna in water

1- tbsp wasabi paste

1- bulb minced onion

3-tbsp cream cheese

5- tbsp Japanese mayonnaise (do not use just any other mayonnaise as the taste may differ. Preferred brand Kewpie.)

1/2-tbsp Sriracha sauce

1-pack Furikake ( you will not be using all)

salt and pepper to taste

PROCEDURE:

  1. In a bowl, mixed the cooked Japanese rice, sesame oil, and rice vinegar
  2. Put the rice mixture in a pan and flatten it.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the drained tuna, wasabi paste, minced onions, salt, pepper, Japanese mayonnaise, Sriracha sauce, and cream cheese.
  4. Spread the combined tuna mixture on top of the rice. Sprinkle with Furikake rice seasoning.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (if you are using an electric oven toaster) or 350 degrees if you are using a conventional one.
  6. Bake it for 5-8 minutes or until you see the topping is brown already.
  7. Lace with the Japanese mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce in a criss-cross manner before serving or wrapping in nori sheets.
Spicy Wasabi Tuna

Spicy Wasabi Tuna

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Charlette

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