How to Make Chirashi Sushi

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Serves: 2

Chirashi is a popular type of sushi that features a variety of colourful toppings placed on a bed of sushi rice. This dish appears highly appetising due to the many colours and shapes from the optional toppings, including cooked eggs, seafood, salmon roe, cucumber slices, and shiso leaves.

The beautifully arranged dish is often served on birthdays and other special occasions, such as the Doll Festival. Unlike traditional sushi, chirashi or “scattered” sushi, is easier to make. Instead of putting all of the fillings into a roll, they are scattered on sushi rice and served in a bowl or on a plate.

Chirashi sushi is easy to customize for picky eaters and families. You can add ingredients that you enjoy and leave out those you don’t. Seafood can also be eliminated to create a vegetarian dish. Chirashi sushi is fairly quick to prepare, usually less than 20 minutes, not including the time it takes to cook the rice.

Chirashi Sushi ingredients

How to Make Chirashi Sushi

Chirashi sushi is a simple and delicious meal to make in your kitchen. You’ll need just a few basic ingredients and supplies.


  • 180g uncooked Japanese short-grain rice
  • 100g Chirashi Sushi Mix

For Toppings

  • Ikura (salmon roe) You can also try trout roe if available
  • Kinshi tamago (fine shredded omelette)
  • Kizami Nori (Shredded seaweed)
  • Handful of mangetout (blanched)
  • making Chirashi Sushi

    1. Cook the rice in a pot over the stove. For a more hands-off approach, use a rice cooker.
    2. Put the cooked rice into a large bowl and add the Chirashi Sushi Mix. Use a rice paddle to gently mix. If you don't have Chirashi mix, add sushi vinegar and season to taste.
    3. Serve the rice in a bowl or on a plate. Garnish with your preferred toppings. Sprinkle shredded nori seaweed on top.

    Assembling Chirashizushi 

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