Sushi: How to make Garnished Sushi (chirashi zushi)
Recipe type: Main Dish, Sushi
Cuisine: Japanese

☆Garnished Sushi (chirashi zushi)☆ Ohayogozaimasu(Good Morning), Today’s Japanese Sushi recipes is called Garnished Sushi or Chirashi Zushi. This maybe kinda long to make, but the out come will be worth the wait. My kids had fun making this with me and the love eating it after we were done. Some how we forgot to leave some for the hubby. lol Well, let’s see what we need to make our Garnished Sushi shall we.
  • sushi rice(vinegar rice), cooked with 2 cup rice
  • ☆A: Thin Omelet:
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • cooking oil
  • ☆B: Shrimp:
  • 6 shrimps
  • 3 tbsp dashi stock
  • water and salt
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ☆C: Shiitake mushroom:
  • 4 dried shiitake mushroom
  • ½ cup dashi stock
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ☆D: Gourd strip:
  • 10g dried gourd strip
  • water
  • salt
  • 1 cup dashi stock
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • ☆E: Carrot:
  • ½ carrot
  • ½cup dashi stock
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp mirin
  • ☆F: Lotus root:
  • 40g lotus root
  • 3 tbsp dashi stock
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • vinegar add water
  • ☆G: Snow peas:
  • 10 snow peas
  • hot water
  • salt

There you have it. Hope you enjoy this, until next time let’s cook together. 次回は一緒に作りましょう~^^/~~
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1. Make the sushi rice.(vinegared rice)

2. Prepare to ingredient as follows.

A: Thin omelet
Beat the eggs, Add the salt to the beaten eggs. Coat a frying pan for rolled omelet thinly with cooking oil, pour in the beaten eggs, and paper thin omelet. When cool, fold and cut into julienne

B: Shrimps
Mix the stock, vinegar, sugar, and salt to make seasoning liquid. Devein the shrimps put just enough salt and water in a pot to cover the shrimps. Add simmer untile all the liquid is gone.
When cool, shell the shrimps soak in the seasoing liquid and set aside.

C: Shiitake mushroom
Soak the dried shiitake mushroom in cold water to soften(about 30 min to 1 hour) and remove the stems put the dashi stock, sugar and shiitake mushroom into a small pan. and place over low heat for 7 min. Add the mirin and soy sauce, and simmer until the liquid is almost gone. When cool, cut the shiitake mushroom into 5 cm squares.

D: Kanpyo
Rinse the dried gourd strip briefly in cold water, rub hard with salted hands and wash away the salt with cold water. Put the gourd strip and plenty of water in a pot and boil. When the gourd strip become soften, rinse in cold water. Put the dashi stock, sugar, and gourd strip in a pot and simmer over a low heat for about 8-10min Add the soy sauce and mirin and simmer until the liquid is almost gone. When cool, cut then into 1 cm lengths.

E: Carrot
Peel the carrot, and cut in half crosswise. Cut one half into about 3cm wide julienne strips, cut other one half into 5mm piece and stamp out into a flower shape. Put the dashi stock, sugar,
salt, mirin and both the carrot in a pot, and simmer over a low heat until the liquid is almost gone.

F: Renkon
Peel the lotus root, and slice thinly. Cut the slices into quarter-rounds. immerse them in vinegar-add water. Boil briefly, and while hot, soak in the seasoning liquid make of the dashi stock, vinegar, sugar, and salt. make sure that the lotus root is complentely subnerged in the liquid. Let stand until cool.

G: Snow peas
String the snow peas, boil briefly in boiling salted water and rinse in to cold water. Cut into half lengths.

3. When the sushi rice is cooled to body temperature, mix it with the parced sesame, shiitake mushroom, gourd strip, shreded carrot prepared, and put everything in to serving vessel scatter the egg threads, all over the rice, and decorate the surface colorfully with lotus root, shrimp, carrot flowers, snow peas, and toasted seaweed sheet.

There you have it. Hope you enjoy this, until next time let’s cook together. 次回は一緒に作りましょう~^^/~~