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Chirashizushi (Scattered Sushi)

Recipe by Connie Veneracion
The sheer amount of ingredients may intimidate you, but this isn't a difficult dish to execute. Making chirashizushi is moe assembly than cooking. What is essential is that you have all the Japanese condiments that gives this dish multiple layer of flavor.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 people
Chirashizushi (Scattered Sushi) with Salmon, eggs, tobiko, nori and sakura denbu



Make sushi rice

  • Rinse the Japanese rice until the water runs clear.
  • Spread the newly cooked rice on a tray, drizzle in the rice vinegar and stir.
  • Allow the rice to cool, stirring the grains every few minutes.

Cook the omelette

  • In a bowl, beat the eggs with the dashi granules.
  • Coat the bottom of a frying pan with the tablespoon of oil and heat.
  • Pour the beaten eggs into the hot oil, tilting the pan around to allow the eggs to spread.
  • Cook the eggs until set then roll into a log using a spatula.
    Thinly cutting a rolled omelette
  • Transfer the rolled omelette to a cutting board and slice thinly.

Cook the salmon

  • Reheat the same pan where you cooked the egg (it already has enough oil).
  • Lay the salmon fillet and brown lightly.
  • Pour in the soy sauce, sake and mirin.
    Cooking salmon in teriyaki sauce
  • Cook the salmon over medium heat, uncovered, for five minutes then flip and cook for another three minutes.
  • Allow the salmon to soak in the sauce as it cools (if your salmon fillet has skin, cool it in the sauce with the skin side up) while you start assembling the chirashizushi.

Assemble your chirashizushi (scattered sushi)

  • Spread the sushi rice on a platter (optionally, drizzle in some of the teriyaki sauce from the pan).
    Sushi rice drizzled with reduced teriyaki sauce topped with thinly sliced omelette
  • Scatter the egg strips over the rice.
  • Break the salmon in chunks and arrange on top of the egg strips (again, optionally, you may drizzle in a little more teriyaki sauce).
    Salmon teriyaki and thinly sliced omelette over rice
  • Scatter the sakura denbu and kizami nori over everything on the platter.
    Details of sakura denbu and nori added to Chirashizushi (Scattered Sushi)
  • Arrange the tobiko at the center of the platter.
    Chirashizushi (Scattered Sushi) with Salmon, eggs, tobiko, nori and sakura denbu
  • Sprinkle the sliced scallions over everything.
  • Provide everyone with rice bowls into which they will ladle their portion of the chirashizushi.
Keyword Chirashizushi, Rice Bowl, Salmon