california roll {in a bowl}

cali roll in a bowl

t and i love sushi, but it’s expensive, so we don’t have it very often.

for one of our date nights, i created a ‘sushi in a bowl’ recipe. it makes an at-home-date-night extra special! {and it’s way easier than trying to make rolls of sushi.}


  • sushi rice 
  • 4 sheets of nori {seaweed}
  • 1/2 a package of imitation crab
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 of a cucumber
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • sesame seeds
  • soy sauce for serving


  • make the sushi rice according to the instructions.
  • while the rice is cooking, cut the nori, crab, avocado, and cucumber into bite-size pieces.
  • when the rice is finished, keep covered and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • put the rice into a nonmetallic bowl and stir in 2 tbsp of rice wine vinegar. mix well.
  • divide the rice into 2 serving bowls.
  • add half of the crab, avocado, and cucumber into each bowl. mix well.
  • sprinkle sesame seeds {and soy sauce if you like!} on top and serve.

this recipe serves 2.

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  • lifeasmrsburnett January 31, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Love this idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

    • Caitlin February 1, 2013 at 4:48 PM

      You’re so welcome! Have a great weekend :)

      • lifeasmrsburnett February 18, 2013 at 10:41 AM

        So I wanted to let you know i made this for my whole family the other night and it got rave reviews! They all loved it! :)

  • laura h January 31, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    so smart! excited to try this.

  • Emily February 1, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    I am gonna have to show my husband this!! We love to make sushi!! My mother in law taught me how and i think its so fun!!! But I bet this is faster!! :-) brilliant!!! :-)

  • Kristin February 3, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Went out and purchased all the goods so I can make this. Pretty sure I will be eating both servings myself! Thanks for sharing!

    • Caitlin February 4, 2013 at 5:31 PM

      I wish there was a like button for comments. I totally have eaten both servings by myself…

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