Sushi Rice Blocks

Impress your party guests (and save money) with a simple and delectable platter of homemade nigiri-style sushi

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Wasabi mayo or wasabi mustard can add a nice kick to rice topped with your choice of fish

Serve sushi at your next party with this simple recipe that won’t break the bank

Sushi is generally the first thing that disappears from any party table. This simple version can help cut the costs of purchasing an elaborate sushi tray from a restaurant, and leave you looking like a star.


Sushi Rice

  • 1-½ cups sushi rice
  • 2-¼ cups water


  • 5 Tbsp sushi seasoning*
  • Wasabi mayonnaise or wasabi mustard
  • Fresh fish of choice, cut into small pieces

*You can purchase bottled sushi seasoning, usually made with a mixture of rice vinegar, sugar and salt.


  1. Wash uncooked rice several times in clean water until no longer cloudy. Drain the rice and place in a small pot.
  2. Add 2-¼ cups fresh water, cover, and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook until all the water is absorbed. Immediately remove the rice from the pot and spread it out on a cookie sheet.
  3. Add the sushi seasoning and fan the steam to cool the rice. Once the steam subsides, press the rice into blocks with a rice mould or your shape of choice. Allow to cool.
  4. Top each rice block with a dollop of wasabi mayonnaise or wasabi mustard, followed by your choice of fish.
  5. Chill until ready to serve. Makes 36 pieces.

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