How To Make A Sushi Bake?

How To Make A Sushi Bake
SUSHI BAKE – Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine salmon, mayonnaise, cream cheese, and sriracha in a bowl. Rice, furikake, and salmon mixture are layered in a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Then add Sriracha, mayonnaise, and eel sauce. Add more furikake on top.

What does sushi bake consist of?

Sushi Bake – This easy crab sushi bake takes about 30 minutes to prepare and is the ideal main dish or appetizer for your next party. It is made with imitation crab, sushi rice, kewpie mayonnaise, cream cheese, and furikake, but you can alter the ingredients to suit your family’s preferences!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1 x
  • Category: Main Course/Starter
  • Method: range surface
  • The cuisine served is Japanese


  • 1.5 ounces raw sushi rice
  • 2 gallons water
  • 1/4 cup of flavored rice vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons furikake, divided
  • 8 oz, imitation crab meat
  • ½ cup kewpie mayo
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions

Soy Sauce Mayo

  • ⅓ – ½ cup kewpie mayo
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil

Prepare with

  • Toasted sheets of seaweed
  • sliced mini cucumber
  • sliced avocado
  • thinly sliced onion greens
  1. Prepare rice per package instructions. Depending on the type of rice, you may need more or less liquid. This is the brand I employed.
  2. While the rice cooks, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Drizzle rice vinegar over the warm cooked rice and, using a rice paddle or a large spoon, gently mix the rice vinegar into the rice until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Press rice gently into a 9×13 baking dish.
  5. Spread four tablespoons of furikake evenly over the rice.
  6. Combine kewpie mayonnaise, cream cheese, and green onions in a bowl.
  7. Add crab meat that has been flaked into bite-sized pieces to the bowl. Combine everything in a bowl.
  8. Spread crab mixture over rice, then sprinkle remaining furikake on top.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes, or until thoroughly heated.
  10. Combine kewpie mayonnaise, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl until smooth and creamy.
  11. Pour soy sauce mayonnaise over sushi bake.
  12. Garnish with sliced cucumber, avocado, and sliced green onion. Serve with sheets of seaweed and enjoy!
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Easy Sushi Bake Recipe

Soy Sauce: used for dipping sushi and sashimi, the salty and sweet taste of soy sauce makes it ideal for topping any roll. Wasabi is made from Kudzu and has a flavor similar to horseradish and mustard. It is used to add a kick to sushi.
I’m sure that there are restaurants or places that will sell you trays of sushi bakes, but in my experience, they have always been homemade, often served cold or at room temp, or be placed in the oven for a bit so that it has a warm and melty texture.’ (In my own research, I also found several delicious-looking

Why is this dish named sushi bake?

Photograph taken by Julia Gartland Fashions come and go. That is essentially their thing. Consider the case of low-rise jeans. A whole generation swore that they would never return, and look at us now! Obviously, the world of trends is not limited to fashion alone.

Even food is susceptible to the ebb and flow of trend cycles. I’ve observed one recipe trend returning repeatedly, but unlike others, it doesn’t wait the required amount of time before reappearing. During the past two years (the Pandemic Era, if you will), I’ve observed the popularity of sushi bakes or sushi casseroles peak, decline, and then peak again shortly thereafter.

Every four to six months, the amount of talk about sushi bakes seems to increase. Readers, I am here to report that we are currently experiencing a swell: The sushi bake has returned. In Our Store Sushi bake, for the uninitiated, is a casserole-like dish whose layers consist of ingredients typically found in, well, sushi (most similar in likeness to the California roll).

  1. Most sushi bakes consist of layers of sticky sushi rice, a fish (typically imitation crab or salmon), and Kewpie, Sriracha, and other sushi condiments.
  2. The dish is attributed to Mimi Qui Reyes, a Filipino celebrity nail artist who began creating sushi bakes in 2015.
  3. She is still selling them on Instagram.
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Lizzy Wong (@lizzymom), a TikTok user, is responsible for the recent sushi bake craze. At the very end of 2021, she uploaded her variation of the recipe. Her video has been viewed over 18 million times and liked by over 2.6 million TikTok users in the subsequent months.

In her video, Wong touts the popularity and purported health benefits of the recipe. If you bring this dish to a family gathering, everyone will love you. She then begins its rather straightforward preparation. She washes rice, shreds one pound of imitation crab with a fork, chops and combines it with one and a half to two tablespoons of sriracha, three ounces of cream cheese, three-quarters of a cup of Kewpie mayonnaise (“Do not substitute regular mayonnaise,” she cautions), one teaspoon of wasabi, and two chopped scallions in a bowl.

She adds 1/3 cup rice vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and 3 tablespoons of sugar to three cups of cooked rice (typical seasonings for sushi rice). The prepared rice is then placed and pressed into the bottom of a 9×9-inch baking dish. It appears to be about half an inch thick.

She sprinkles furikake on top of the rice and then adds a layer of the imitation crab mixture. The dish is topped with additional furikake and an equal amount of sriracha and Kewpie before being placed under the broiler for ten minutes. It emerges toasted and browned on top, with a crunchy exterior that conceals a creamy combination of flavors.

To consume, she spoons some onto a folded piece of roasted seaweed snack. Wong’s strategy is simple, straightforward, and easily replicable, making it a no-brainer for viral fame. As some of the comments on her video indicate, the surprising simplicity and bold flavors of this recipe make it a winner.

  1. As previously stated, this is not the first time a sushi bake has circulated the Internet.
  2. A year ago, writer (and Food52 Resident) Hana Asbrink wrote about the dish for Bon Appetit, explaining that the sushi bake was an early pandemic trend she observed appearing on Filipino social media feeds.
  3. In addition to imitation crab, her version includes masago or tobiko, cucumbers, and avocados (which is an issue of its own).
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Several other sushi bakes on TikTok predate Wong’s: @myhealthydish, who posted in November of 2021, also includes cooked salmon; @spicyavocada’s recipe is from May of the previous year. It does not appear that the sushi bake will disappear any time soon.

  1. Currently is likely the best time to stock up on sushi rice, imitation crab, and avocados (if you can find them).
  2. Have you made a sushi bake yet? What did you add to it? Valerio is a food writer, editor, researcher, and cook who works independently.
  3. He grew up in the Italian restaurants owned by his parents, covered in pizza flour and consuming a Shirley Temple every day.

Since then, he has worked in New York City as a cheesemonger and in Barcelona as a paella instructor. He currently resides in Berlin, Germany, where he can frequently be found eating shawarma.