Preparing Your Own Chirashi Bowl

If you’re a big fan of the Poke bowl, then the chirashi bowl will equally satisfy your food cravings. Chirashi is short for chirashizushi which in Japanese translates to scattered sushi. It’s a curated bowl of raw fish, vegetables and rice, sometimes served with Japanese mayo and always served with a special Chirashi sauce.

This dish is easy to make on your own and is a great way to upgrade your sushi game – think of a sushi salad but with extra sauce and more options!

Ingredients

You won’t need all these ingredients, except the sauce ingredients and the rice you can mix and match veggies and fish according to your needs.

  • 2 1/4 cups Japanese rice
  • 1/2 pound sashimi/sushi-grade tuna soaked in soy sauce for a few minutes
  • mango
  • edamame
  • grated carrots
  • cucumber slices
  • eggs (optional)
  • pickled ginger
  • wakame seaweed
  • sesame seeds
  • Japanese mayo
  • spring onions

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup of rice vinegar
  • 2 spoons of brown sugar (or white)
  • salt to season

Instructions

With this recipe, you’ll barely have to cook anything except the rice. How easy is that?

  1. First, cook the rice until it’s ready.
  2. Place the rice at the bottom of your bowl.
  3. Place all the sliced vegetables and fish inside the bowl.
  4. Top with freshly cut spring onions and sesame seeds if you wish.
  5. Add some pickled ginger.
  6. Mix the sauce ingredients together and pour it in!