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Sushi Bake For One


One of my favorite single-serve meals EVER! This easy sushi bake recipe is designed to serve one and comes together super quickly with freshly cooked or leftover salmon, imitation crab, sushi rice and furikake. Wrapped in seaweed with cucumber and avocado, this a super warm and filling meal.


  • 1/4 cup short grain rice
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 4-5 ounce salmon filet (see notes for substitutions)
  • 2 ounces imitation crab, flaked
  • 1 tablespoon mayo, plus more for topping
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha, plus more for topping
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons furikake
  • To serve: Roasted seaweed, thinly sliced cucumber, avocado


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Rinse 1/4 cup short-grain rice and drain. Add to a small pot with 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons water. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes until water is absorbed.
  3. Meanwhile, cook salmon as desired. I like to air fry mine for 12 minutes at 400 degrees. You can also bake or pan fry if you prefer (or use leftover or canned fish). Flake fish and add to a small bowl.
  4. Once rice is done, immediately add 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 2 teaspoons rice vinegar. Mix with a spatula to make sushi rice. 
  5. Add 2 oz flaked imitation crab meat to bowl with salmon. Add 1 tablespoon mayo and 2 teaspoons sriracha and mix well to combine.
  6. Add rice to a small casserole dish and flatten into a tight, even layer. Top with 1 tablespoon furikake seasoning. Add creamy salmon/crab mixture and spread over rice. Sprinkle on remaining 1/2 tablespoon furikake.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, until top is slightly browned and bubbling. Top with more mayo, sriracha and green onions, if desired.
  8. Serve with nori sheets or seaweed snacks to scoop up creamy filling, and thinly sliced cucumber and avocado.
  9. If you have leftovers, warm them up in a 30o degree oven for 10-15 minutes. 


  • This dish is a great way to use up leftover protein you have, like salmon or shrimp. You can also use canned salmon or tuna for a really quick and easy meal!
  • I find furikake seasoning at my local asian supermarket or Trader Joe's, but if you can't get your hands on any you can use the following mix: 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds, 2 crushed up seaweed snacks and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Japanese