Single Serve Sushi Bake
on Jan 26, 2023, Updated Mar 24, 2023
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This single serve sushi bake is the perfect weekday meal. Satisfy a sushi craving, without the hassle of sourcing and handling raw fish. Everything comes together in about 5 minutes of prep, and then cooks, hands-free, in the oven, for just 12 minutes. To make things even simpler, all of the ingredients are long-lasting fridge and pantry staples, and you can easily use any frozen, thawed shrimp you have in your freezer. Check out the recipe notes to see other types of proteins you can use in place of shrimp. This recipe makes 1 large portion or 2 smaller ones, so if it feels like a lot for you, save the other half for work or your next meal. If you love sushi bake, I hope you give this recipe a try. I promise that you will never want to order takeout again after you try making this simple dish at home.
Single Serve Sushi Bake
- ½ cup jasmine rice or sushi rice, (or 1 cup cooked rice)
- 9 extra large jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, and cut into small pieces
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons mayo, (any brand you enjoy)
- sriracha hot sauce to taste
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut aminos, soy sauce, or tamari
- snack-size nori squares or nori sheets cut into squares
- avocado slices, for garnish
- chopped chives, for garnish
- extra spicy mayo
- sesame seeds
- furikake seasoning
- unagi sauce
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Rinse the rice and cook it as per the package instructions. I like to use my rice cooker and I add a nice pinch of salt to the rice to flavour it.
- If your shrimp is frozen, thaw as per the package directions. Pat it dry, peel and devein it, if necessary, and cut the thawed shrimp into small cubes; make sure the cubes are all more or less equal in size. Add the cubed shrimp to a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, add the softened cream cheese, mayo, sriracha, sesame oil, and coconut aminos and mix well. Add the shrimp to the cream cheese mixture and stir to combine.
- Take a small baking dish (mine was 7 inches in diameter and round), and press down the cooked rice with the back of a spoon. You can also use a ramekin or any smaller baking dish you have on hand. A 32-oz brie baking dish (7 inches) is what I had on hand.
- Add the shrimp mixture on top of the rice and distribute it evenly with the back of a spoon.
- Bake uncovered for 12 minutes. Switch the oven setting to broil (top of the oven only) and keep a very close eye on the dish as it broils. I like to broil the top for 2-3 minutes or until golden.
- Remove the dish from the oven and top with any of these optional garnishes: avocado slices, chives, extra spicy mayo, sesame seeds, furikake seasoning, and unagi sauce. Enjoy with nori.