A Customizable Baked Sushi Recipe to Wow Guests

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You can find a new food trend with every scroll on Instagram or TikTok. Some are forgotten after a few months (Dalgona coffee, anyone?). But other dishes manage to sustain their popularity. Baked sushi is a great example of a quarantine craze that’s here to stay. If you still order these trays, you might be surprised to learn how easy it is to follow a baked sushi recipe.

There are no rules to maki-ng baked sushi. You can even use last night’s leftovers! Don’t have an oven? A rice cooker will do! You must cook all components fully before assembling them on the casserole. If you’re still unsure how to start, check out the baked sushi recipe below and enjoy a 100% success rate in cooking this trend at home.

Easy Baked Sushi Recipe

A tray of baked sushi topped with chopped nori and sesame seeds

You can also use this recipe to introduce cooking to young children. Make them shred the crabsticks or sprinkle the nori on top. They can also help assemble the layers of the dish.

As for you, try adding a dash of soy sauce to the mayo mixture for a kick of umami. If you have furikake (Japanese rice seasoning) at home, feel free to dust some on top of the rice for extra flavor.


  • 2 cups warm cooked rice (Japanese, short-grain, or Dinorado rice)
  • 1 cup Lady's Choice Real Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Japanese soy sauce
  • 1 cup chopped or shredded crabstick
  • crispy seaweed


  1. Place rice in a medium oven-proof dish. Press down firmly to create an even layer of rice. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
  3. Combine crabsticks, Lady's Choice Real Mayonnaise, and soy sauce in a bowl. Mix well.
  4. Transfer crab and mayo mixture over rice. Press firmly and evenly.
  5. Crumble some crispy seaweed on top.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Let cool, then serve with crispy seaweed for wrapping.

To eat your sushi bake, take a spoonful of your masterpiece and place it on top of a seaweed sheet. Fold the seaweed in half and have a bite. Want to take it to the next level? Add fish roe and avocado slices on top of the sushi roll and experience a different flavor in every chew.

Alternatives to Sushi Bake Recipe

Mentai baked sushi with fish roe, served with a wooden spoon and fork

Consider yourself a sushi aficionado? You can customize a baked sushi recipe with all types of protein. Dress it up with some unique and readily available ingredients. Here are some options to inspire you.

Sisig sushi bake

It’s a match made in heaven! First, make a sizzling pork sisig on a pan. Put the sisig on top of a layer of rice and coat it with mayonnaise. The next step is to bake and serve while piping hot. The slight crunch from the pork complements the creamy sauce.

Musubi + sushi bake

Combine two food trends in one go. It’s super easy to make. Marinate sliced Spam in a mixture of soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar. Then, pan-fry it until golden brown. Layer the fried Spam slices on top of the rice and drizzle some mayonnaise on top. Bake then enjoy!

Cheesesteak bake

Here’s a melty, meaty recipe that will steal the attention of your party guests. Start by sautéing beef strips in a hot, oiled pan. Add a dollop of cream cheese to the mayo mixture and assemble all ingredients in one dish. Bake until golden brown and see everyone’s reaction as you serve this menu at dinner. Make sure to cook extra!

Breakfast sushi bake

Longsilog can never be boring. But you can still jazz it up by turning this beloved breakfast dish into a sushi casserole. Fry some chopped longganisa and mix them in with mayonnaise and soy sauce. Top the rice with toasted garlic and bake everything to perfection. Now this is how you start the morning – with a full belly.

Salmon mentai

This alternative is the easiest out of the bunch. Replace the crabsticks with cooked salmon and prepare as usual. Don’t forget to add some hot sauce to the mayo mixture to give it that orange tint. It’s rich and spicy all at once. For best results, torch the top layer of the bake for around 15 minutes to bring out the smoky flavor.

Whichever baked sushi recipe you try will guarantee easy, creamy satisfaction. In the rare case you have some leftovers, just reheat your casserole in the oven. Stock up on mayo because you’ll be cooking this dish over and over again!

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