For someone that deleted her facebook account as a self-birthday gift (self birthday gift – definitely using that one in the future), you can imagine my enthusiasm for Tik Tok. However, I found the recipe for this Sushi Bake on the blog ‘I am a food blog’ which had been trending on said social media platform. I am a food blog is a really great blog if a little too wordy for me and it’s obviously the first thing that comes up on a Google search ‘food blog’ so points for the name there. The sushi bake is assembled by cooking some rice, spreading it out into a casserole dish and topping with a mixture of cream cheese, crab and the Japanese seasoning Furikake (or togarashi – both work). Serve it with some seaweed on the side and the result is heavenly – I really think you could impress your mates with this one! I changed it up a bit by adding some crab paste to cheaply boost the crab flavour and fleshed it out with some fishsticks.
- 225g sushi rice
- 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 225g crab meat
- 1 tin crab paste
- 100g cream cheese
- 100g kewpie mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp furikake seasoning
- 1 pack seafood sticks
- roasted seaweed
1.) Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C
2.) Boil the rice until tender. Drain off any excess water. Add the vinegar, sugar and salt to the rice and mix to dissolve.
3.) Spread the rice out into a casserole dish and sprinkle with half of the furikake.
4.) In a mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, crab paste and mayonnaise and give it a good mix. Chop up the seafood sticks and add them to the bowl. Add the crab meat and gently stir.
5.) Spread the cream cheese mixture on the top and sprinkle on the rest of the furikake.
6.) Bake for 15 minutes until golden and bubbling.
7.) Serve with some seaweed.