Steak and Mitsuba Herb Chirashi Sushi With Balsamic Soy Sauce

Steak and Mitsuba Herb Chirashi Sushi With Balsamic Soy Sauce

Steak and mitsuba herb chirashi sushi is a Japanese dish of sushi rice garnished with balsamic soy sauce steak, mitsuba herb, ginger, and egg.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    If you don't have steamed rice on hand, prepare 4 servings of cooked rice per your rice cooker instruction. To prepare cooked rice on the stove, follow these instructions .
  3. Step 3

    Make the sushi rice. Using warm rice, gently mix in the Sushinoko brand powdered sushi vinegar mix using the edge of a rice paddle with diagonal slashing motions. Note, a 2.6-ounce package of Sushinoko powdered sushi vinegar may be used to season 4 cooked servings of rice (about 1 cup cooked rice per serving).
  4. Step 4

    In a small pot, heat water over medium high heat and hard boil egg. It will take about 8 to 10 minutes for the egg to cook. Remove the egg from the water and let it cool. Peel the shell, save the egg white to enjoy later, and crumble the egg yolk into small bits with a fork.
  5. Step 5

    While the egg is cooking, prepare the balsamic soy sauce. In a small pot heat balsamic vinegar and soy sauce over medium heat until warmed. Add a dash of black pepper and set aside to cool.
  6. Step 6

    Chop mitsuba herb (or watercress or cilantro). Chop ginger into thin matchstick pieces and chop the matchstick pieces into tiny cubes. Set aside.
  7. Step 7

    In a medium frying pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and cook the steak until medium. Cook about 6 to 7 minutes on the first side, and flip the steak over and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes. Let the steak rest for about 3 to 5 minutes before slicing and chopping up the steak. By allowing the steak to rest you let the juices circulate back into the meat for tender, juicy meat.
  8. Step 8

    If you prefer, drizzle some of the balsamic soy sauce over the chopped steak to allow the flavor to absorb into the meat. Otherwise, the balsamic soy sauce can be drizzled over the chirashi sushi before serving.
  9. Step 9

    Assemble the chirashi sushi. On individual plates, place a serving of sushi rice on the plate and spread out. Top the sushi rice with cubed beef. Garnish with chopped mitsuba and ginger. Garnish with crumbled egg yolk. Drizzle balsamic soy sauce over the beef and chirashi sushi. Enjoy immediately!