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Sushi Bake

Sushi Bake is the latest gastronomic trend that gives you a deconstructed version of the original Japanese rolled Sushi. This delicious recipe also comes with my own method of making homemade Furikake.

sushi bake in a pan

What's the hype all about?

We all know that Japanese food is well-loved by Filipinos, so it is not surprising that this deconstructed version of Sushi suddenly became a favored and in-trend dish. It has all the components of the scrumptious sushi roll but is baked in a casserole pan!

I also found that making this casserole baked version is much more cook-friendly and less intimidating compared to making rolled Sushi where you have to use a bamboo rolling mat. With this version, all you have to do is scoop a portion and wrap it in a small piece of roasted seaweed or nori sheet to eat.

baked sushi served in nori wrap

About the Ingredients

Sushi Rice- this is white rice mixed with Japanese vinegar, salt and sugar. Though it is highly recommended to use short-grain rice, I find that Jasmine and Dinorado work as well. As long as your rice does not end up fluffy and loose, you can use it.

Furikake-is a mixture of dry ingredients that is used as seasoning and sprinkled on top of cooked rice, fish, and vegetables. Since it was a bit challenging for me to find one in the supermarket, I just made one myself! I used roasted sesame seeds, Korean roasted seaweed flakes, and some salt and sugar.

If you are feeling more adventurous, you can explore by adding Tobiko or Flying fish roe. These are fish eggs that are a vivid red-orange in color and has a salty taste and crispy texture. It can be added as a topping for baked sushi.

Korean Roasted Seaweed - It is very similar to the regular Nori used for sushi but they are crunchier and normally seasoned. You can buy them as small sheets or bits mixed with sesame. I recommend using this instead of regular nori because the later is chewier. But if all you have is nori that would be fine too. You can also roast it yourself, by brushing one side of the nori with a bit of sesame oil and sprinkle with salt. Stack them up and roll together. Next is to roast them in a pan one by one until it turns green and crispy.

If this Japanese Sushi Bake put you in a mood for more Asian inspired recipes, you can try these next!

Vietnamese Spring Rolls served with a vinegar-soy sauce dip
Cool, refreshing and healthy! Vietnamese Spring Rolls are easier to make than you think. Choose between ginger-soy sauce or hoisin-peanut sauces dip or both! 
Thai Rice with shrimp paste and sides: green mango, red onions, egg, cucumber and Chinese sausage
Khao Kluk Kapi is traditional Thai fried rice with shrimp paste. Usually served with various sides or toppings that are tossed together to make a flavor-bursting one-dish meal!
Korean Egg Rolls
Not your ordinary omelette! These Korean Egg Roll Omellete, Gyeran Mari, are a perfect addition to any Asian-themed party meal.

Easy Sushi Bake Recipe

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Easy recipe for baked sushi
5 from 16 votes

Sushi Bake California Maki

Baked Sushi is a gastronomic trend that gives you a deconstructed version of the original Japanese rolled Sushi. This delicious recipe also comes with my own method of making homemade Furikake.
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Course: Side Dish,Snack
Cuisine: Asian,Japanese
Keyword: baked sushi,california maki bake,sushi bake
Servings: 20 portions
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes



  • 4 cups freshly cooked rice
  • 3 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup Korean roasted seaweed - crumbled or cut into small bits
  • 1 teaspoon salt - to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar - to taste


  • 1 big ripe mango - diced
  • 1 medium cucumber - diced
  • 2 cups Kani - shredded or cut into chunks
  • 200 grams cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Japanese mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha - - adjust as desired
  • salt - to taste
  • 20 sheets Korean roasted seaweed sheets - - or use nori sheets



  • Mix the rice vinegar, salt, and sugar in a small bowl, mix well. Pop it in the microwave to warm until salt and sugar are totally dissolved.
  • Pour the mixture to the freshly cooked rice and toss until evenly distributed.


  • Using very low heat, toast the sesame seeds until fragrant and golden. Mix the crumbled nori pieces. Season with salt and sugar


  • In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, Japanese mayonnaise, and Sriracha, then mix.
  • Add in the chopped Kani, ΒΎ of the mango, and ΒΎ of the cucumber. Make sure to leave enough mango and cucumber for additional layering later. Add salt to taste.


  • In a rectangle pan (8x6in), spread the sushi rice evenly then lightly press down. Sprinkle a thin layer of Fukikake on top of rice until fully covered.
  • Add the creamy topping then spread evenly. Sprinkle the remaining mango and cucumber bits and a bit more Furikake on top. Drizzle with Japanese Mayonnaise and Sriracha if desired.
  • Bake at 200Β°C/390Β°F for 15 to 20 minutes. Enjoy by scooping a portion then wrapping it in nori.


Nutrition Facts
Sushi Bake California Maki
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 408mg17%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 144IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
If you are looking for a recipe and it ain't here, make a request and I will try my best to make it for you!

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  1. 5 stars
    Love your baked Sushi recipe!!! Made it several times already and gave to relatives and friends. All of them love it. The latest I made, I topped it with salmon flavored Furokake. Mas sumarap.

    Can you share recipe of other flavors of baked sushi like tuna and salmon?

  2. Raw nio po ba nilagay ung crab sticks with the creamy topping or ini-steam or fried po sia bago ilagay sa mixture of creamy toppings po?

  3. 5 stars
    Hi, what if I don't have a microwave. What is the other way to dissolve the salt and sugar? Gonna try this out next week 😊

  4. 5 stars
    It’s gonna be my first time to try this recipe definitely I will do it tomorrow.Thank you for this latest recipe perfect timing for sure my kids will love it especially my bunso !

  5. Hi!!

    This looks so good and easy to make.πŸ˜‹

    Do you know if salmon and tuna is doable for this too?? Thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    I tried the baked sushi, easy to make and it's delicious. First time to make and everybody loves it. I made another batch for our get together tomorrow.

  7. Hi Bebs, I tried your egg pie and baked sushi recipe and it was really really good. My family loves it so much. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us

  8. 5 stars
    Hi there. I tried making this yesterday and it is very good and recipe is easy to follow. My friends enjoy the sushi. I am wondering how long I can keep it in the fridge. Thanks for sharing

    1. Glad you like it, Aurelia, As for storing in the fridge, covered properly, I would suggest only to store it for a couple of days.

  9. Can I replace Sriracha with Gojuchang? Possible to add carrots too? Thanks for all your recipes! I've been trying them! β™₯️

  10. 5 stars
    Hi! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! Wondering if I could pop this in the microwave instead? If so, for how long? Thanks! πŸ™‚

  11. Thank you for sharing the recipe.. it is very delicious. Your instructions are easy to follow. Brought joy to my family and friends =)

  12. 5 stars
    Oh. My. God. This sushi bake is so delicious! I love your recipe as it is very easy to follow. The make-your-own furikake is a great help. The cucumber and mango brought freshness to the dish! I cannot stop eating this! I'm so glad I gave this a try. Thank you!

    1. Hi Penny, thanks for your great feedback...the same hear...actually we bought the Sushi Bake in a shop and we really loved it, so we had the idea to do this ourselves and it turned out even better than the one we got before πŸ˜‰

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