Chirashi – Scattered Sushi of Spanner Crab California Style

The easy man’s sushi

For those untrained in art of rolling sushi, here is the perfect recipe for you. Furikake is available from Japanese grocery stores

Serves 2


  • 150 gram packet cooked Fraser Isle Spanner crab meat
  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons sushi vinegar
  • 1 avocado, cut in half and sliced
  • 1 baby quke or small lebanese cucumber, sliced into thin rounds
  • Japanese mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon pickled ginger
  • furikake, Japanese rice seasoning
  • Yarra Valley Salmon Caviar
  • baby shiso leaves


  1. To cook the sushi rice, rinse and drain the rice.
  2. Add the rice and water to a saucepan, bring to the boil, turn down to a low simmer and cover.
  3. Cook for 11 minutes, remove from the heat and let stand covered for 10 minutes.
  4. Place the cooked rice in a large bowl, sprinkle over the vinegar and mix gently. You could fan the rice at this stage to cool quicker.
  5. Remove crab meat from the packet, gently mix the crab meat with its own tasty liquor.
  6. When the rice is cool place scatter onto a serving plate.
  7. Arrange crab, cucumber, avocado and ginger over the rice.
  8. Squeeze some Japanese mayo over the rice in small dots.
  9. Garnish with Yarra Valley salmon caviar and shiso leaves.
  10. Sprinkle with furikake and serve.


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