‘Chirashi-zushi’ is a type of Sushi and it is a kind of decorated rice salad. This ‘Salad Chirashi-zushi’ is quite popular in Japan. You can add a variety of salad ingredients and decorate it as you like. If you want to prepare this dish for more than 4 servings, just cook more Sushi Rice and add more ingredients. Find my family’s Sushi Rice recipe.
2 cups (*180ml cup) Japanese Short Grain Rice
50ml Rice Vinegar
40g (about 40ml) Sugar
Slightly less than 1 teaspoon (4g) Salt
Other Ingredient Suggestions
Sashimi (Fresh Raw Fish *e.g. Tuna, Salmon, etc.)
Eggs (Thin Omelette Strips, Dry Scrambled, Boiled, etc.)
Carrot *blanched in salted water
Snow Peas OR Sugar Snap Peas *blanched in salted water
Asparagus *blanched in salted water
Japanese Mayonnaise & Soy Sauce
*Note: You may wish to add some Wasabi
- Cook Rice with slightly less amount of water to achieve firmer texture. Make Sushi Vinegar by mixing Rice Vinegar, Sugar and Salt.
- When Rice is cooked and steamed, pour the Sushi Vinegar over the HOT rice, then empty it into a large mixing bowl. Mix it well gently and thoroughly, fanning the rice with a fan or piece of cardboard to help the rice cool quickly. Cover the Rice with a damp cloth to stop the Rice drying out.
- When the Rice is cooled, mix with other ingredients. Some ingredients are more suitable for topping. Decorate Sushi Salad as you like. Mix Japanese Mayonnaise with some Soy Sauce, and drizzle it over OR serve with it.