a japanese feast (featuring sushi casserole)

April 14, 2011
with some miso-flavored sides
Oh, the perks of living with a culinary goddess. I know this might sound a bit hyperbolic, but as the school year comes to an end I can't help thinking of how nice apartment-living has been. I live with three of the best girls that I've met at Stanford and I know that I'll look back on this year with a lot of love.

But the year is not over yet! A few days back, Jenna made an amazing Japanese* dinner that consisted of miso-flavored broccoli and green beans, shira-ae, and a dish I've decided to call "sushi casserole." This dish is simply a layer of rice, and crab mixture, and sesame seeds sprinkled on top. The "casserole" is broiled for a few minutes before serving to warm everything up. To eat it, you take a sheet of seasoned nori (seaweed), and put a little scoop of the crab/rice mixture on the nori. The "sushi" might look small but it's easy to fill up quickly because they're so addicting. Thankfully, she's sharing her recipe with us!
we've decided to call it "sushi casserole"
hot sushi
sushi casserole
via a random lady jenna met

3 cooked cups of Japanese rice (so about 1.5 cups uncooked)
8 oz (1/2 lb) crab (fresh, canned, or imitation)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
sesame seeds
pre-cut seasoned nori sheets

Mix the crab, mayo, soy sauce and sesame oil together. Spread the rice along the bottom of a casserole dish. Spread the crab mixture on top of the rice. Broil the casserole for 5-7 minutes until golden brown and slightly bubbly. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Spoon onto seasoned nori and enjoy!

*This dish isn't actually Japanese-- just an amazing Japanese-inspired creation.


  1. i'm about to ban myself from looking at your blog. it's torture. everything looks soooooooooooooooo goooooooood.

  2. oh my gosh, that looks amazing. and doesn't seem so hard?!

  3. wow, this looks delicious, I'm bookmarking it!

  4. That looks really delicious Celeste! definitely will have to try it one day :)

  5. woah, that looks so unusual, but so good! i'm going to pass this along to the mister, who is the cook in our house. thanks for sharing!

  6. Haha I know it sounds really unusual-- I was a little skeptical at first but I LOVED it! If you try it, I hope you like it, too!

  7. looks amazingly delicious! like so many of the tasty looking things you post around here. YUM!

  8. Ohh, I'll have to keep note of this one! Husband and I have been wanting to make some sushi. Lucky you to have great roommates also!