Since I am someone who loves sushi so much, I took a second to think about it and ordering it regularly can become a bit costly. This is the perfect cost effective recipe and is an easy fix to cure that sushi craving. Plus, it is so easy to make! And I know that we like easy! There is no complex rolling, rice getting stuck to your hands or cutting that perfect roll involved.
This California Roll Sushi Bowl is made with hearty shredded imitation crab which is a great source of protein, refreshing crunchy diced cucumber, creamy avocado cubes (and remember they are the good kind of fat!), sticky sweet and savory sushi rice, slices of nori seaweed and garnished with radishes, sriracha aioli, crunchy tempura flakes and sesame seeds. To top it off, I highly recommend serving it with soy sauce on the side and pouring it over the bowl. It truly tastes exactly like a California roll!
I wanted to create this not only because I have a love for sushi, but also because I share the same love for poke bowls. In my opinion, they are in the same family. If I am being honest, I originally wanted to create a poke bowl. However, I found it difficult to get my hands on sushi grade fish that was healthy enough to consume raw. They didn’t have it at three local grocery stores I went to. So, I figured if I was having a hard time, so would you guys. I wanted provide you with products and food items that are easily accessbile, cost effective and delicious all at the same time.
I then thought, that every time I order sushi, for some reason I always have to get a California roll. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of the signature rolls, nigiri and sashimi as well. But, I still have to make sure that the California roll makes the cut. It is so basic, yet somehow so satisfying every single time. So, this was the perfect poke bowl substitute that also is in line with my sushi obsession. In addition, I thought you would all love this too!
I hope you all love this as much as I do and if you make it, be sure to tag me on instagram (@prettyplatebymichelle) I would love to see your Pretty Plate!
Did you make this? If so, make sure to tag and follow @prettyplatebymichelle on instagram or leave a comment below and let me know what you thought! I would love to see your Pretty Plate and hear from you!
This is a deconstructed California Roll - in a bowl! And I must say that bowls are the new way to roll. Sushi is one of my all time favorite things. I don’t know about you, but it’s one of those things I could never get sick of.
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