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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chirashi Sushi - (Scattered Sushi)

The first week of school is always so busy for us in the clinic, with getting all the meds and paperwork filled, signed and in place...of course all the bug bites and tummy aches taken care of...and much more. I have not been on the computer much...let alone cooking, but I didn't want you to think I didn't care.

Chirashi sushi is a great way to enjoy all the flavors of sushi without the fuss and muss of rolls. (I do enjoy making sushi rolls though) and they are fun to bring to a gathering, but this is a fun way to serve it. Almost like a deconstructed sushi roll...

2 cups cooked sushi rice
1 clove garlic minced
2 green onions (optional)
1 T soy sauce
1 T mirin
1 T sake
1-2 carrots cut in thin strips
8 snow peas
1 egg cooked into an egg sheet and cut in strips
2 T sesame oil
2 shiitake mushrooms
crab, cooked shrimp, nori seaweeds strips or wakame seaweed, avocado, whatever you like
2 T sesame seeds
1 T beni shoga (red ginger) julienned

Soak shiitake mushrooms for an hour, drain and reserve some of the liquid, cut into strips and cook in liquid with soy sauce, mirin, sake, simmer until nicely flavored. Cook carrot strips and snow peas (snow peas look better if cut on the diagonal, I cut them in strips)in water and sake al dente...set aside.

Beat egg with a dash of salt and mirin, cook in a pan with a little sesame oil, swirl pan like you would a crepe, cover and turn off the heat keep covered until cooked and set. Cut into strips.

Serve in a large flat bowl spoon in the sushi rice, keep it light and fluffy, don't push it down. Top with your fixings... is another dish that you can add what you like...I added avocados (with lemon) too, but forgot them for the photos, my husband had the shrimp. I had mine with wasabi and srirachi, my daughter sprinkled hers with furikake. Or make it vegetarian...

Make it colorful! Make it fun! Much of the ingreedients you can find in the grocery store or your Asian market like the pickeld ginger, wakame and furikake.
If you need to know how to make susi rice just email me.


  1. Seriously, I think this sushi is much easier to put together!

  2. What a great idea, no reason to spend ages rolling everything up. Guess what I will be having later today :-) Diane

  3. What a lovely take on sushi, and I think its a great way to start for a beginner like me whose never even tried it. Beautifully done!
    *kisses* HH

  4. I really like this easy take on Asian dishes!

  5. I love chirashi sushi too! Just place everything together... :DD

  6. I love the idea of this scattered presentation! A lot easier than normal wrapped sushi too =)

  7. This look delicious and a lot easier to make then rolled sushi :)

  8. I love your chirashi-zushi, Lindsey! Very colorful! Just a very little correction, if you don`t mind. It`s beni (red) shoga (ginger).
    It does sound interesting that your daughter had the sushi with furikake. I should try that too!

  9. Look absolutely nice Lyndsey, and I love the cherry! gloria

  10. tigerfish - yes, it tastes good too.

    Diane - Smiles- I hope you enjoy it.

    HH - thanks, it looks pretty too.

    tasteofbeirut - anyone can do this one! :D

    Anncoo - I can imagine how beautiful your is.

    Peggy - now we just have to get the rice perfect!

    Nutmeg - so easy my daughter is making it next time.

    Arudhi -I don't mind the correction at all thanks. It was a typo I had it right in my notes, so I took out the "j" that snuck in there. ;)

    Gloria - thanks you so much

    Susan B - I should of took a little more time to make it real "bento" pretty.

  11. Fantastic combination; love it.

  12. I like simple sushi like much easier and less hand-contacting of food.

  13. What a great thing! Love this! Sure beats rolling it all up!

  14. Colorful and easy to make chirashi sushi! I always make the rolled sushi which I enjoyed very much but I'll try this fun and easy way the next time! ;D

    Hope you've a wonderful weekend! :)

  15. I love this chirashi sushi of yours, so colorful and healthy!

  16. How fun! While I do love rolled sushi, this is a great break from the, it's so pretty!

  17. Rita - thank you

    Angie - now you have no excuses :)

    Pam - and everyone can have it their way!

    Lyn - I do enjoy making and eating the rolls too, but this is something different to try. :D

    Jeannie - so nice of you to say!

  18. What a fun meal. Great combination of flavors. I can only imagine how hectic it must be during back-to-school.

  19. I've never had scattered sushi like this...but the way I eat my sushi, I scatter it around, sometimes when it just falls apart it really does look scattered... but not like this, so artistically prepared. Absolutely loving it, oh so yummy, and pretty!
    BTW-wonder if you got to check out your 7 Links invite that I had for you in my former comment!
    Would love to see your beautiful roundup of your dishes. It's OK if you don't was just an invite, perhaps you overlooked it!

  20. I love making sushi rolls also...but sometimes you just want the sushi flavor and you want it NOW. Perfect dish for such a time!

  21. Lyndz, I still missing a sushi recipe on my site. hehe.... Should make this some day as well.


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