Chirashi Sushi or Chirashizushi

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 12
    cups sushi rice or 2 1/2 cups japanese rice
  • 14
    cup vinegar
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 8
    dried shiitake mushrooms (to be rehydrated in 2 cups warm water)
  • 1
    tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1
    tablespoon sugar
  • 12
    tablespoon sugar
  • 1
    carrot, julienned
  • 1
    cucumber, julienned
  • 12
    lb sashimi grade fatty fish fillet, sliced (Kampachi, salmon, cobia, hamachi)
  • 2
    ounces imitation crabmeat, shredded
  • 2
    tablespoons white sesame seeds
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash the rice in a large bowl. Keep on washing it until the water comes out almost clear. Drain the rice and set aside for half an hour. In the rice cooker, add about 2 1/3 cup of water and the rice. Let the rice soak in the water for another half an hour and then start cook until done.
  • In the meantime, mix the rice vinegar, sugar and salt in a sauce pan. Cook on low heat and heat until the sugar dissolves and then let it cool . Spread the rice (while it still hot) into a plate or a bowl and sprinkle the vinegar mixture over the rice. Using a rice spatula or a spoon, fold the rice quickly. (the amount is to taste, but use very generously.)
  • Rehydrated the shiitaki mushrooms in 2 cups of warm water and reserve the water for cooking. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and slice them thinly.
  • Heat 2/3 cup of the reserved mushroom water. Add the sliced shiitake, soy sauce and sugar; simmer on low heat until the liquid is evaporated. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat the eggs and add 1/2 tablespoon sugar. In an oiled skillet, pour a scoop of egg mixture to make a small crepe-like omelette. Repeat to make a few more until mixture is entirely used. Cut cooked egg into strips.
  • Serve the sushi rice using individual bowls and scatter the remaining toppings on top, covering the rice: the sliced shiitake mushrooms, the carrot and cucumber, the imitation crab meat, egg strips and sesame seeds.
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