Sushi Bake

This recipe may be unconventional, but it’s undeniably delicious! It serves all the signature flavours of sushi in a warm casserole that’s perfect for cool evenings. Break out of your routine with Canadian seafood tonight!


  • For the rice:
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) sesame oil
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) rice vinegar
  • 4 tsp (13 g) sugar
  • 1 tsp (6 g) salt
  • 1½ cups (375 g) sushi rice
  • 3 tbsp (21 g) furikake, divided
  • For the crab mixture:
  • 3 cans (360 g) Canadian crab meat
  • ½ cup (125 g) Kewpie mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup (50 g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Sriracha
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) sesame oil
  • For the wasabi mayonnaise:
  • ⅛ tsp (0.5 g) prepared wasabi
  • ½ cup (125 g) Kewpie mayonnaise
  • Garnish:
  • 200 g Canadian smoked salmon
  • 1 tbsp (7 g) furikake
  • Sriracha, to taste
  • ¼ cup (38 g) cucumber, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • Fish roe (optional)
  • For serving:
  • Soy sauce
  • Nori flakes


To Prep

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C). Grease a 13 x 9-inch casserole dish with 1 tbsp sesame oil.

Seasoning the Rice

  1. In a small saucepan, heat rice vinegar, sugar, and salt until the salt and sugar have dissolved, Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. Cook sushi rice according to package directions. While rice is still hot, transfer to a large mixing bowl. Gently stir rice for a couple minutes to allow steam to release. Add rice vinegar seasoning and continue to mix to cool. Add 2 tbsp furikake and mix well.

  3. Add rice to a casserole dish and spread out in an even layer, pressing down to compact. Sprinkle top with 1 tbsp furikake.

For the Crab Mixture

  1. In a bowl, mix the crab, kewpie mayonnaise, cream cheese, Sriracha, and 1 tsp sesame oil.

  2. Spread over rice in an even layer. Place into oven and bake 20–25 minutes until edges are golden. Remove from oven and let cool; 10 minutes.

To Assemble

  1. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp furikake. Drizzle with wasabi mayonnaise and Sriracha, and top with cucumber, avocado, smoked salmon, green onions and fish roe (optional).

  2. Cut into 15 potions and serve with nori and soya sauce for dipping.

Chef's Tips

  • Instead of cooked crab meat, you can use lobster meat or any cooked and flaked fish such as salmon or tuna.
  • If furikake seasoning isn't available, opt for toasted sesame seeds or a blend of toasted sesame seeds and toasted nori bits.
  • You can use more crab meat instead of smoked salmon to top the sushi bake.
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Health Benefits of Crab

  • Antioxidant Boost: The excellent source of selenium in crab acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect against chronic diseases. Additionally, the good source of riboflavin in crab may enhance the body's antioxidant production.
  • Pregnancy & Development: Crab is a source of omega-3 fatty acids, essential for a healthy pregnancy and the proper development of the brain, retina, and nerves, especially in children under two.
  • Metabolic Maintenance: Crab is an excellent source of vitamin B12, and copper, which have been linked to improved maintenance of normal connective tissue, red blood cell formation and energy metabolism.