Scattered Sushi is a dish found more often in homes than in restaurants in Japan, particularly this kind of pilaff-like tossed arrangement. Cooked, pickled, and fresh ingredients are mixed with tartly seasoned cooked rice, then garnished with colorful shreds of paper-thin omelet, vegetables, and seafood. In Japan, large platters of Scattered Sushi are brought out to celebrate or commemorate a special event or holiday. This lobster version would be perfect in the summer, perhaps on the Fourth of July.
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