Salmon Sushi with Fresh Basil (鮭とバジルの混ぜ寿司)

Oba, Japanese basil, is a very popular Japanese herb. Maybe it’s not easy to get Oba in your countries, so let me introduce a Sushi recipe used fresh basil instead. You might consider this recipe for home parties!


(2~3 servings)

  • Uncooked rice: 400 mL
  • Water: 380 mL
  • Kombu kelp: 5 cm
  • (A) Sugar: 3 tbsp
  • (A) Rice vinegar: 50 mL
  • (A) Lemon juice: 10 mL
  • Salmon fillets: 2
  • Fresh basil: adjust to suit your taste
  • Roasted sesame seeds: adjust to suit your taste


  1. Rinse the uncooked rice and soak the rice (to check how to rinse the rice, check this page).
  2. Remove dust from the kombu kelp. Put the rice and water in a pot or a rice cooker, and place the kombu kelp.
  3. Slice the fresh basil into strips and soak in water.
  4. Boil the salmon fillets over medium-low heat for 5~7 minutes, and remove the bones of the salmon meat.
  5. Put the condiments (A) in a bowl and stir well, and add the boiled salmon fillets. Break the salmon fillets into flakes.
  6. When the rice is cooked, put it in a large bowl. Add (A) with the salmon flakes in the bowl, and mix.
  7. Drain the fresh basil with some kitchen towels, add to the bowl, and mix.
  8. Serve in a nice bowl. Sprinkle some sesame seeds. Decorate some fresh basil leaves.
  9. Now your salmon sushi with basil is ready. Itadakimasu!

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