Sep 6, 2013

Favorite Fridays: Super Easy California Sushi Bowl Recipe

Hey there! Happy Friday! I hope you guys are prepping for a fun weekend ahead. Now, its time for my Favorite Friday post! Every Friday, I want to start sharing my favorite things with y'all. This can be a wide array of things- recipes, products, places, people, etc. Today, I wanted to share a quick and easy recipe that I absolutely love. This is perfect for any day, but especially good for the days where you need something in 20 minutes and you don't want to resort to fast food!
Confession time- I love sushi. I could eat it all day, every day. I love it so much that I had to learn how to make it at home instead of spending a fortune at restaurants!  Now, here comes a huge problem, it is incredibly time consuming rolling sushi! Not to mention you compile and roll it perfectly and the second you put to much pressure on the knife while cutting- it flattens the whole thing! Then I thought, why don't I just throw it all in a bowl Emeril style- BAM! So easy and fast! This is my go-to meal when I need something delicious and healthy in a hurry! Not to mention the fact that it only needs to be served room temp/semi warm, so microwaving it later takes like 45 seconds!

OK, here's how I do it- (this makes about 3 sushi bowls)

  • 1 package Crab meat, chopped
  • 3 Nori (dried sea weed paper like stuff in the Asian section of store)
  • 1/2 Cucumber, diced
  • 2 cups White Rice, cooked
  • Wasabi, I use Kikkoman's
  • Soy Sauce, I use Kikkoman's lower sodium
  • 1 Tablespoon Mayo
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
1. Cook 2 cups of white rice. I use a rice cooker, but if you don't have one, just follow the instructions on the rice package.

2. While the rice is cooking, dice crab meat up and mix with 1 tbsp. mayo in a bowl. Add salt and pepper.
3. Dice up cucumber and avocados.

4. Cut up nori into 1/2 inch pieces. I use my cleaned kitchen scissors to do this, and the size doesn't have to be precisely 1/2 inch, just smallish squares. I find that the nori, when it's in the warm rice, gets a little squiggly so smaller pieces are able to mix evenly in the rice.


5. When the rice is cooked, place a couple of scoops in a bowl.

 6. Next, sprinkle nori squares on top of rice.

 7. Add crab & mayo mix to bowl.

 8. Next comes cucumbers and avocados. Use your judgment on how much you would like in your bowl. I just grabbed a small handful.

9. Lastly, drizzle wasabi and soy sauce on top!

I normally like to add a tiny bit of cream cheese to my sushi bowls just because I LOVE cream cheese, but this is completely optional.

You can probably make a sushi bowl just like any of your favorite sushi rolls, just substitute the meat and veggie ingredients!

I hope you guys try this super easy recipe & let me know, what are some of your favorite sushi rolls? Have you tried to make them at home?



  1. Oh wow! I just drooled seriously! Can I come love with you this looks so delicious! My favorite roll is a yellow monkey roll I don't remember off hand what's in it but it's delicious just google it. I have never made sushi at home even though I totally should. I really like vegan sushi and tons of pickled ginger. Thanks for making me really hungry!! Lol

  2. This is SO awesome! I love sushi so much that I also had to learn to make it (and I dated a chef that specialized in it YEARS ago). You should totally share this here:
    I WILL be making this!!! Drooling now!


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