The Best Weight Watchers Sushi Bake recipe is a healthy and delicious take on traditional sushi. It combines tangy sushi rice, seafood, and vegetables in a casserole, making it a convenient and satisfying meal to satisfy your sushi craving. With its low points and flavorful taste, it's perfect for those watching their diet without compromising on enjoyment.
❤️ Why you'll Love This Deconstructed Sushi Roll
If you family loves sushi for a delicious family dinner, but you want to skip the price of take out and don't want to roll your own, this is a great substitute. This deconstructed California roll will be the dinner you are craving.
- Easy to Prepare: This deconstructed version of sushi is incredibly simple to make, needing only basic cooking skills but tastes amazing.
- Popular Potluck Dish : This sushi bake is always a hit and will be the star of the show.
- Healthful: It is packed with nutrient-dense ingredients like seafood and vegetables.
- Versatile: You can easily switch up the ingredients based on your dietary needs or preferences.
- Delicious: Despite being a healthier take on sushi, it doesn't skimp on taste and maintains the authentic sushi flavor we all love.
Get the full list of ingredients, with measurements, and step-by-step instructions at the bottom of the post in the printable recipe card.
- Sushi rice
- Rice vinegar
- Granulated sugar
- Imitation crab
- Nori seaweed sheets- snack size
- Avocado slices
- Yummy sauce (also known as yum yum sauce)
- Unagi sauce
- Furikake Seasoning
- Black sesame seeds
🍳 How to Make Baked Sushi Casserole
Get the full list of ingredients, with measurements, and simple steps at the bottom of the post in the printable recipe card.
Make the Sushi Rice: Wash the sushi rice with cold water at least 5 times until it runs clear. Then let it soak for 10-15 minutes. After soaking the rice, drain the bowl. In a pot on high heat, add the rice and 2 cups of water. Bring it to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to low heat, cover the pot with a lid and let simmer for 14 minutes. Remove from heat when it is done and allow to cool. A rice cooker can also be used.
Cook the Seafood: Bake the salmon in the oven for 20 minutes. Allow it to cool slightly when done. In a bowl, shred the crab into smaller chunks. Then shred the salmon and add it to the bowl. Add half of the yum yum sauce and add salt. Mix until it is well combined.
Combine the Bake: Spread the rice into the casserole dish. Sprinkle rice vinegar and sugar top of the rice. Cover the rice layer with 10 seaweed snack sheets. Spread the crab mixture over the nori seats and press down.
Bake: Bake the sushi bake for 10 minutes and then roast for 1-2 minutesRemove it from the oven and let it cool for at least 10 minutes.
Add toppings: Add the toppings to the sushi bake. Drizzle unagi sauce and the remaining yummy sauce. Sprinkle furikake, black sesame seeds, sliced scallions or green onions, and avocado. Cut into 10 pieces and serve on top of a nori sheet.
Hint: If you have trouble finding the seasonings, check your local Asian supermarkets or find them online.
This is a simple recipe to change up. Use your favorite sushi ingredients or try these ideas.
- Vegetarian Sushi Bake: If you're vegetarian or prefer a lighter dish, skip the seafood. Instead, use a mixture of cooked and seasoned mushrooms, thinly sliced bell peppers, and shredded carrots. You can also add in tofu for added protein.
- Spicy Sushi Bake: For those who enjoy a bit of heat to their food, add in some thinly sliced jalapeno peppers or drizzle a generous amount of sriracha sauce over the bake before it goes in the oven.
- Teriyaki Chicken Sushi Bake: Substitute the seafood with some grilled teriyaki chicken for a flavorful twist. Just ensure the chicken is cooked thoroughly before adding it to the bake.
- Brown Rice Sushi Bake: A healthier version could be made by switching out the white sushi rice for brown rice. Cooking times and liquid ratios may vary, so be sure to follow the instructions on the package.
🍽️ What to Serve With Easy Sushi Bake Recipe
Sushi bake pairs well with a variety of sides and drinks.
- Serve with spicy mayo or kewpie mayonnaise, a Japanese mayonnaise. For a spicier kick, use sriracha mayo.
- Light and refreshing dishes such as cucumber salad or edamame beans are excellent choices.
- As for beverages, consider green tea or sake if you're looking for traditional Japanese drink pairings, or perhaps a light, crisp white wine.
- If you want to keep things simple, just serve the sushi bake alongside a bowl of miso soup and you have a complete, satisfying meal!
If you have leftovers, storing your sushi bake is simple. Place it in an airtight container and refrigerate it as soon as possible. It's best enjoyed within 2-3 days to maintain freshness and flavor. If you'd like to keep it longer, consider freezing it. Just remember, the texture of the rice may change slightly when frozen and reheated. To reheat, simply microwave it or warm it in the oven at a low temperature until heated through. Always ensure the sushi bake is piping hot before consuming.
- Use fresh ingredients whenever possible for the best flavor, especially when it comes to seafood. If you're using frozen seafood, ensure it is thoroughly defrosted and pat dry to avoid any excess moisture.
- Don't overbake your sushi bake. It should be heated through but not dried out.
- Feel free to get creative with your toppings, adding more or less of your favorites.
- Sushi bake is meant to be served warm, but it can also be enjoyed at room temperature. If serving warm, be mindful of the temperature if you're using any ingredients that could potentially melt, like mayonnaise or cheese.
Can I make sushi bake ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the sushi bake ahead of time. Assemble all the layers in your baking dish, cover it tightly with plastic wrap or foil, and refrigerate. When you're ready to serve, simply bake it in the oven as directed. This makes sushi bake a great option for parties or meal prep.
Can I substitute the seafood in a sushi bake?
Absolutely! Sushi bake is a very versatile dish. If you're not a fan of seafood, you can replace it with different proteins like chicken, tofu, or even thinly sliced beef. Just ensure any meats are cooked before adding them to the sushi bake.
Is sushi bake gluten-free?
Sushi bake can be made gluten-free, but you need to be cautious about the ingredients you use. Traditional soy sauce, for instance, contains wheat. To make your sushi bake gluten-free, you can use a gluten-free soy sauce or tamari. Also, make sure any other sauces or toppings you use are certified gluten-free.
How Many WW Points
This recipe comes in at 7 points per serving. While this might be a bit higher than some of the other dinners that I would consider low in points, when you consider how filing the dish is as well as the amount of points in a filling order of a sushi, this dinner is a steal.
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Easy Sushi Bake Recipe
- 1 ½ cup sushi rice
- 2 cups water
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
Ingredients Sushi Bake
- 6 oz salmon
- 6 oz imitation crab
- 2 packs of snack nori sheets 1 pack contains 10 sheets
- 1 avocado
- 1 scallion
- 4 tbsp yummy sauce also known as yum yum sauce
- 3 tbsp unagi sauce
- 1 tbsp furikake
- ½ tbsp black sesame seeds
- ¼ tbsp salt
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wash the sushi rice in cold water at least 5 times, or until the water runs clear. Then let it soak in cold water for 10 minutes.
- Bake the salmon in the preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes. Afterward, let it cool for a few minutes. Alternatively, you can cook the salmon in an air fryer for about 12-15 minutes.
- Drain the soaking water from the sushi rice. In a pot over high heat, add the sushi rice and 2 cups of clean water. Bring it to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid, and let it simmer for 14 minutes. Remove from heat and allow it to cool.
- Shred the imitation crab and cut it into smaller chunks.
- When the cooked salmon has cooled, shred it and place it in a bowl along with the shredded imitation crab.
- Add half of the yummy sauce and the salt to the bowl. Mix until well combined.
- In a 9x13 casserole dish, spread the cooked sushi rice evenly. Sprinkle rice vinegar and granulated sugar over the rice and mix it in. Press the rice down into the casserole dish.
- Cover the rice with 10 nori sheets.
- Spread the shredded salmon and imitation crab mixture over the nori sheets and press it down.
- Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, then roast for an additional 1-2 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool for at least 10 minutes.
- Add toppings to your sushi bake. Drizzle unagi sauce and the remaining yummy sauce. Sprinkle furikake, black sesame seeds, sliced scallions, and avocado.
- Cut into 10 pieces and serve on top of a nori sheet.