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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


  • 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)


  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.