If you love the flavors of Japanese cuisine, you'll want to try this sushi bake recipe ASAP. It's packed with a delicious range of Japanese ingredients, from wasabi to rice vinegar to furikake. It also calls for imitation crab, making it ideal if you crave the taste of sushi but don't like (or can't eat) raw fish. Basically, it offers a new way to enjoy a beloved dish, which is always fun.
This particular recipe for sushi bake was shared by TikTok user Lizzy Wong (@lizzymwong) in a viral TikTok. In the video, Wong notes that people will love you for making this bake . . . and honestly, I can see why. Every bite of this sushi bake is somehow tangy, spicy, and savory. It's also wonderfully creamy, but the addition of roasted seaweed makes it crunchy too.
On that note, Wong recommends enjoying this sushi bake on top of seaweed snacks. You can also crush the roasted seaweed, sprinkle it on the bake, and eat it with a spoon. Either way, this creative TikTok recipe will seriously hit the spot.
Be sure to use Japanese mayonnaise. American mayonnaise is very different, so it won't yield the best results when used in a sushi bake. Also, this recipe can be baked or broiled. If you want to use the latter method, make sure your casserole dish is broiler-friendly; metal pans are typically best.
- 1 pound imitation crab
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 kewpie mayonnaise (Japanese mayonnaise), plus more for topping
1 teaspoon wasabi
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons sriracha, plus more for topping
2 or 3 green onions, chopped
3 cups white rice, cooked
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons sugar
Roasted seaweed snack sheets
Diced avocado, for topping (optional)
Sesame seeds, for topping (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Or, if you're using the broiler, press the "broil" button on your oven.
- Grease a medium-size casserole dish with a neutral oil, like canola oil.
- Shred the imitation crab using a fork.
- Finely chop the imitation crab.
- In a bowl, combine the imitation crab, cream cheese, kewpie mayonnaise, wasabi, sriracha, and green onions. Cut the cream cheese into chunks to make this step easier.
- Using a large spoon, combine the ingredients until evenly combined. Set aside.
- In another bowl, combine the rice, rice vinegar, salt, and sugar.
- Transfer the rice into the casserole dish, spreading it into an even layer.
- Sprinkle furikake on top of the rice.
- Spread the imitation crab mixture on top of the rice.
- Garnish with more furikake, then drizzle kewpie mayonnaise and sriracha on top.
- Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes (or broil for 10 minutes) or until the rice is slightly golden brown.
- To serve, add a spoonful of sushi bake on top of a seaweed snack sheet. Top with diced avocado and/or sesame seeds, if you'd like.
- Main Dishes
- 6 servings
- Prep Time
- 15 minutes
- Cook Time
- 20 minutes
- Total Time
- 34 minutes, 59 seconds