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Shrimp Sushi Bowl

Deconstructed Shrimp Sushi Bowl is a simplified alternative to get your sushi fix without the hassle of making rolls. Sushi rice is layered with crispy shrimp along with so many delicious flavors and textures and topped with a spicy sriracha mayo!

blue bowl with shrimp, sushi rice, avocado, carrot and cucumber

Sushi is one of our family favorite dishes that we enjoy when dining out. They are beautifully layered, perfect combination of colors, flavors and textures and most importantly bit sized. But my homemade sushis never look remotely as beautiful as those created by the Japanese sushi masters. The solution – Build your own sushi bowls!

What is sushi?

The term sushi refers to foods that uses seasoned rice with vinegar and garnished with raw seafood or vegetable. Sushi Rolls or MAKI that all of us are familiar with are only one type of sushi. Few other types include naigiri, tekkamaki, kappamaki and many more.

What is sushi bowl?

They are basically deconstructed sushi rolls with sweet and tangy sushi rice, protein (usually made with cooked/raw salmon, imitation crab meat or shrimp), fresh vegetables and enjoyed with a spicy and creamy sauce. These are more homestyle that are much easier to put together and still get to enjoy our favorite meal in a fraction of the cost.

The healthy sushi bowl is taken to a new level with the sriracha sauce. The creamy, spicy with a hint of sweetness in the sauce makes it into crave worthy bowl! These are perfect for lunch, dinner or meal prep.

Shrimp and Avocado Rice Bowl

  • No raw fish
  • Easy to be assemble
  • No rolling involved
  • Kid friendly
  • Perfect balance of flavors of textures
  • Spicy
  • Cost effective
  • Customizable

Components

Sushi riceEasy seasoned sushi rice made in instant pot

Crispy ShrimpBreaded shrimp made in air fryer

Shrimp sushi bowl toppings:

Cucumber – Thinly sliced or chopped english cucumber

Avocado – Chopped or sliced avocado

Carrot – Cut into thin match sticks or finely diced

Nori – Toasted sea weed

Sesame seeds – Toasted black sesame seeds (or use a mix of black and white)

Sriracha sauce – Regular sriracha sauce

Mayonnaise – We used full fat mayo

Method

Once you have the instant pot sushi rice and shrimp ready, assembling this deconstructed sushi bowl with shrimp is a breeze.

Make sushi bowl spicy mayo sauce – Stir mayonnaise, sriracha sauce and sugar together, until sugar is dissolved.

Assemble bowls – Place rice in the bottom of the bowl and top with cooked shrimp, chopped avocado, sliced cucumber, matchstick carrots, toasted black sesame seeds, shredded nori and then drizzle sauce on top. Enjoy

Expert tips

Nori – You can buy a small pack of Nori snacks instead of full size nori sheets.

Shrimp with tails on or off? Both work great, we used shrimp with tails on for a more prettier presentation, but tails off are perfect when serving to children.

Don’t like shrimp? Use canned tuna, cooked salmon, fresh or imitation crab instead.

Feel free to interchange veggies as you like.

Is this recipe gluten-free? No. Although most of the components are gluten free, the crispy breaded shrimp uses panko bread crumbs and all purpose flour.

More delicious rice dishes: Better than Take out Fried Rice, 5 minute egg fried rice, Thai Chicken Fried Rice, Egg Fried Rice, Chicken Fried Rice, Chicken Pesto Rice and Cilantro Lime Rice.

How to toast sesame seeds? Place sesame seeds (spreading evenly) in a small skillet placed over low-medium heat. Cook, stirring often for a few minutes, until you hear couple of seeds beginning to pop or you begin to smell the seeds. Cool completely.

Do you serve bowls cold or warm?

They are mostly served at room temperature but never hot. The rice shouldn’t be hot or cold, and the sriracha mayo cannot be served with warm dishes.

More easy weeknight dinner ideas with shrimp: Spicy Shrimp Sandwich, Shrimp Tacos, Shrimp Alfredo Pasta, Honey Walnut Shrimp Noodles, Garlic Butter Shrimp and Rice, Instant Pot Shrimp Pasta and Shrimp Fried Rice.

Can this be made ahead of time?

Absolutely! The components can be prepped ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 3 days –

Sushi rice – Cooked and cooled rice can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before assembling bowls.

Breaded Shrimp – We recommend making this just before serving, if possible (the recipe is an easy one made in the air fryer). The crumb is crispy and gives a great textural contrast. However, if you wish to make these ahead, then reheat refrigerated breaded shrimp in a pre heated 375 degree air fryer for few minutes to warm (and crisp up, but it will not as crispy as the freshly made ones).

Spicy mayo – Can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Vegetables – We recommend freshly chopping the cucumber, carrot and avocado just before serving.

Sesame seeds – Can be toasted, cooled and stored in an air tight container at room temperature for several days.

Wish to meal prep spicy shrimp sushi recipe? Layer the rice with all toppings (except shrimp and avocado), cover bowl with a tight fitting lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to days. Top with shrimp and avocado just before eating.

Love sriracha? You might love these recipes – Sriracha Cauliflower, Honey sriracha chicken, Baked Shrimp Rolls, Shrimp Avocado Sandwich or 20 minute coconut curry with shrimp.

sushi sushi bowl drizzled with spicy sriracha mayo along with red chopsticks

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Yield: 5 Servings

Shrimp Sushi Bowl

spicy shrimp sushi bowl with chopsticks

Deconstructed Shrimp Sushi Bowl is a simplified alternative to get your sushi fix. Sushi rice is layered with Crispy shrimp along with so many delicious flavors and textures and topped with a spicy sriracha mayo!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Spicy Sriracha Mayo

Instructions

1. Make sushi rice and crispy shrimp as per instructions (pls refer links).

2. To assemble, divide cooked rice among 5 bowls (four if you are hungry), Top with shrimp, chopped avocado, sliced cucumber, carrot sticks, toasted sesame seeds and chopped nori. Drizzle spicy sriracha sauce on top and enjoy!

Make spicy sriracha mayo


Stir together mayonnaise, sriracha sauce and sugar together in a small bowl, until sugar is dissolved.

Notes

Nori – You can buy a small pack of Nori snacks instead of full size nori sheets.

Shrimp with tails on or off? Both work great, we used shrimp with tails on for a more prettier presentation, but tails off are perfect when serving to children.

Don’t like shrimp? Use canned tuna, cooked salmon, fresh or imitation crab instead.

Feel free to interchange veggies as you like.

How to toast sesame seeds? Place sesame seeds (spreading evenly) in a small skillet placed over low-medium heat. Cook, stirring often for a few minutes, until you hear couple of seeds beginning to pop or you begin to smell the seeds. Cool completely.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 565Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 201mgSodium: 1584mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 5gSugar: 11gProtein: 26g

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