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California Roll In A Bowl

California Rolls can be made at home without needing sushi rolling skills! When I’m craving sushi but want to stay home this recipe for a California Roll In A Bowl hits the spot.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Japanese
Keyword California Roll, Sushi, Sushi Bowl
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 380kcal


  • Small Pot
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Shallow Bowls
  • Chopsticks (Optional)


  • 1 Cup White Rice
  • 2 Cups Crab Claw Meat *Imitation Krab Can Also Be Used
  • 1 Tbsp Avocado Oil Mayo *I like Primal Kitchen's Mayo
  • 1 Avocado Sliced Into Thin Strips
  • 1 Cucumber Cut Into Half Moons
  • 1 Green Onion Chopped
  • 4 Sheets SeaSnax Seaweed *Also known as Nori

Sushi Sauce

  • 1 tsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 tsp White Miso Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Prepared Wasabi I used the kind that comes in a tube
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 3 Tbsp Seasoned Rice Vinegar


  • Lemon Wedge
  • Sriracha
  • Pickled Ginger
  • Black Sesame Seeds


  • Start by cooking your rice according to the package directions. I made mine by bringing it to a boil (added a dash of salt), then reducing the heat to low and covering with a lid for 15 minutes. Then I remove it from the heat and let it sit for 5 more minutes before fluffing with a fork.
  • While the rice is cooking I combine all of the sushi sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • Mix the crab meat with the mayo and set aside.
  • Chop up the cucumber, avocado and green onion.
  • Distribute the rice into each bowl and top with the crab mixture, drizzle with the sushi sauce, place your veggies and top with the garnishes. Enjoy!


You can substitute the white rice for brown rice or lettuce if you want a low carb option.