Easy Pressed Sushi

Easy Pressed Sushi

Easy-to-make pressed sushi with store-bought sushi vinegar.
Simple to make with ingredients on hand, and use a milk carton as a mould.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Sushi vinegar
60 ml
White rice
2 rice cooker cups (360ml)
★Canned tuna
1 can
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
★Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Sesame (for tuna soboro)
1 tablespoon
Egg (for salad)
Egg (for kinshi tamago - shredded omelet)
Cherry tomatoes
1 slice
Shiso (or Mizuna)
3 leaves
Mayonnase, salt and sesame (for salad)
to taste


1. Wrap ■ ingredients individually in foil. Cook with rice in the rice cooker.
2. Make tuna soboro from the ingredients listed as ★. Drain the oil from canned tuna, and put it in a pan. Cook until the water is gone. Add sake, sugar and soy sauce, and simmer until some of the liquid has boiled down. Add sesame, and leave until cooled.
3. Make kinshi tamago. Make a very thin omelette. Slice thinly when cool.
4. Mix sushi vinegar and cooked rice. Let it cool.
5. Remove the egg from the rice cooker, cool it quickly and peel. Mix with mayonnaise, salt and pepper to prepare the egg salad.
6. Cut carrot into thin round slices. Cut them out with a star-shaped cutter, as well as ham. Finely chop the remaining edges of carrot.
7. Line a milk carton with cling film.. Add the ingredients in layers starting with cherry tomato, then star-shaped carrots, ham, egg strands, shiso leaves and sushi rice. Press hard from the top to make a shape.
8. Pack in layers of tuna soboro and sushi rice, finely chopped carrots and sushi rice, egg salad and sushi rice ... Press them firmly as necessary to make a shape.
9. It's ready to serve. The side looks like this.
10. This is the cut piece for one serving. Slicing through the cling film keeps the beautiful shape.

Story Behind this Recipe

I was chosen as a tester for Mizkan rice vinegar. I couldn't find salmon or cucumber in my fridge even though I have rice vinegar handy for sushi rice.

I made this easy pressed sushi with ingredients I had on hand! This might be good for Hinamatsuri Girl's Day Festival in March.