Chakin-Sushi Recipe: A Delicious Japanese Dish Made with Seasoned Rice and Wrapped in Egg Omelette

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Chakin-Sushi Recipe: A Delicious Japanese Dish Made with Seasoned Rice and Wrapped in Egg Omelette
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on February 11, 2024

Chakin-sushi is a traditional Japanese dish that consists of seasoned rice filled with various ingredients, wrapped in a thin omelette made from beaten eggs. This delightful dish is not only visually appealing but also delicious and satisfying. The seasoned rice provides a savory base, while the combination of fillings adds a unique flavor and texture. Chakin-sushi is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a main course or as a delightful addition to a bento box. With this step-by-step guide, you'll be able to create your own chakin-sushi at home and impress your family and friends with your culinary skills.


  • 3 cups sushi rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 cucumber, julienned
  • 10 snow peas, blanched
  • 1/2 cup grilled chicken, shredded
  • 4 sheets of nori seaweed, cut into strips


  1. Rinse the sushi rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain well.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the rinsed rice and 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and cover the saucepan. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is tender and all the water has been absorbed.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt until the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Transfer the cooked rice to a large bowl and pour the vinegar mixture over it. Gently fold the rice with a wooden spoon or spatula to evenly distribute the seasoning. Allow the rice to cool to room temperature.
  6. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until well mixed.
  7. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and lightly grease it with oil. Pour a thin layer of beaten eggs into the skillet and swirl it around to coat the bottom.
  8. Cook the egg omelette until set and lightly browned on one side. Flip the omelette and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Repeat this process with the remaining beaten eggs to make four omelettes.
  9. Place one omelette on a clean surface and add a quarter of the cooked sushi rice in a rectangular shape in the center of the omelette.
  10. Arrange a quarter of the julienned carrot, cucumber, snow peas, and shredded chicken on top of the rice.
  11. Gently fold the sides of the omelette over the filling to enclose it. Use a strip of nori seaweed to secure the folded omelette.
  12. Repeat steps 9-11 with the remaining omelettes and filling ingredients.
  13. Once all the chakin-sushi pouches are assembled, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  14. To serve, unwrap the chakin-sushi pouches and slice them into bite-sized pieces. Arrange them on a platter or bento box and garnish with additional nori strips.
  15. Enjoy your homemade chakin-sushi!

Interesting Facts

  • Chakin-sushi is also known as 'Chirashi-zushi,' which translates to 'scattered sushi' due to the scattered ingredients inside.
  • The thin omelette wrapping keeps the rice and fillings intact and adds a delicate flavor to the dish.
  • Chakin-sushi is a popular choice for traditional Japanese celebrations and special occasions due to its elegant presentation and delicious taste.