If you're looking for a blast of umami flavor with a healthy and satisfying twist, this Chasuke recipe is for you. Chasuke is a Japanese dish made by pouring green tea over rice. Since my mother is  Korean, we grew up eating a similar dish with rice and hot water. I was feeling nostalgic and wanted to try and recreate this delicious childhood memory.

This delicious dish is a popular easy and fast meal made in homes all over Japan. However, you can find Chasuke in some high end restaurants as well. 

What I love about this recipe is how easy it is to make. Anybody can make this recipe and it doesn’t require a ton of cooking ability or skill.

The protein is interchangeable, so I decided to use fresh sashimi-grade salmon since I wanted to amp things up for lunch. 

Without further ado, let's get cooking!

Ingredients

  • 1 sashimi-grade salmon fillet (8 oz)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups cooked rice (short or medium grain white rice
  • 1/2 sheet nori seaweed
  • 2 shiso leaves (perilla) or basil
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. green tea leaves
  • 1 tsp. Sesame seeds
  • 2-1/2 cups hot water (175°F)

Instructions

Usually, this recipe calls for a protein that has been cooked. It also works well with left over chicken or beef. However, I wanted to add a slightly elevated flavor to the dish since I felt like indulging a bit.

MAKE SURE TO USE SUSHI-GRADE SALMON! Any old salmon filet from the grocery store can contain worms and bacteria that can cause serious stomach problems and food poisoning. Be sure to get your sushi-grade salmon from a trusted grocery source. 

First, you want to cook up two cups of white rice. I have had many different types of rice cookers in the past. However, the absolute BEST rice cooker I’ve used to date is the Zojirushi NS-LGC05XB Micom Rice Cooker, which cooks rice to perfection every time.

While your rice is cooking, start prepping your nori. Use one half sheet of nori and cut it into several thin strips. Then, cut these strips in half so they are about 2 inches long. You can also rip these by hand, but I find cutting them makes a more aesthetically pleasing look.

Next, take two perilla leaves and slice them very thin similar to the size of the nori.

Slice your sashimi salmon into small half inch thick slices, similar to the sashimi you would be served at a sushi restaurant.

When your rice is done cooking, place the cooked rice in a strainer and rinse with hot water to remove the extra starch. Be sure to drain the rice very well.

Place rice in a medium size serving bowl. Arrange the sashimi over the rice. 

Add nori over the top of the salmon.

Top the dish with the sliced perilla leaves.

Drizzle with soy sauce.

Brew your green tea and pour carefully on the edges of the bowl.

Top with toasted sesame seeds and serve!

Japanese Salmon Chasuke Recipe

Chasuke is a Japanese dish made by pouring green tea over rice.

Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword chasuke, japanese food, japanese rice, rice dish, salmon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 1
Author Zojirushi

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz sashimi-grade salmon fillet
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups cooked rice (short or medium grain white rice)
  • 1/2 sheet nori seaweed
  • 2 shiso leaves (perilla) or basil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp green tea leaves
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds
  • 2 1/2 cups hot water (175°F)

Instructions

  1. Cook two cups of white rice.

  2. Use one half-sheet of nori and cut it into several thin strips. Then, cut these strips in half so they are about 2 inches long. You can also rip these by hand, but I find cutting them makes a more aesthetically pleasing look

  3. Take two perilla leaves and slice them very thin similar to the size of the nori.

  4. Slice your sashimi salmon into small half inch thick slices, similar to the sashimi you would be served at a sushi restaurant.

  5. When your rice is done cooking, place the cooked rice in a strainer and rinse with hot water to remove the extra starch. Be sure to drain the rice very well.

  6. Place rice in a medium size serving bowl.

  7. Arrange the sashimi over the rice.

  8. Add nori over the top of the salmon.

  9. Top the dish with sliced perilla leaves.

  10. Drizzle with soy sauce.

  11. Brew your green tea and pour carefully on the edges of the bowl.

  12. Top with toasted sesame seeds and serve.

If you're looking for a blast of umami flavor with a healthy and satisfying twist, this Chasuke recipe is for you. Chasuke is a Japanese dish made by pouring green tea over rice. Since my mother is  Korean, we grew up eating a similar dish with rice and hot water. I was feeling nostalgic and wanted to try and recreate this delicious childhood memory. #japanesefood #japaneserecipe #japanesecooking #easyrecipe #japan

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