Seafood Chirashi-zushi

"What kind of dishes do you use dried shiitake mushrooms for?" I once took a KYOTO-COOP delivery truck and, together with the delivery staff, visited about ten places where dried shiitake mushrooms were being delivered.
Everyone's answer was the same. "Chirashi-zushi. When my grandchildren come, when friends come over, at local festivals, and when I want to eat. Now that I think about it, I eat it all the time. lol."

That's Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan!
People who like chirashi-zushi make only the fillings in advance. They make a large quantity of chirashi-zushi fillings in bulk, divide them into small portions, and freeze them.
All you have to do is mix the rice with the sushi vinegar and then add the thawed fillings, and in no time at all, you will have authentic homemade chirashi-zushi!
By all means, try making and freezing "chirashi-zushi fillings."

I'd love to have some gorgeous seafood chirashi-zushi for our celebration! Chirashi-zushi becomes wonderfully delicious when it contains stewed Shiitake. Even if you don't have a sushi tub, there is a particular recipe for making delicious sushi rice with a wooden cutting board, so please refer to it. Making Delicious Sushi Rice the Easy Way on a Wooden Cutting Board

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 2 cups Sushi rice
  • 4 Dried Shiitake-A
  • 1 small size Carrot, finely sliced-A
  • 1 Fried tofu, cut into thin strips-A
  • 1 Renkon (cut into thin chunks)-A
  • 1 cup Water-A
  • 1 Tbsp Light soy sauce-A
  • 1 Tbsp Mirin -A
  • appropriate amount Kinshi tamago (Shredded Egg Crepe)
  • appropriate amount Sashimi
  • as needed snow peas


Soak the dried Shiitake in water and slice them.
Prepare the sushi rice.
Put A (chirashi-sushi ingredients) in a pot and simmer until the liquid is absorbed.
Once cooked, mix in the sushi rice.
Place 4 on a plate, top with Kinshi tamago and Sashimi, and garnish with boiled Pea pod.


Dried Shiitake mushrooms should be rehydrated in cold water to make them sweeter and tastier without any messy taste.

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