California Roll Bowl

Just imagine you can have the great taste of a California Roll anytime without having to learn to roll sushi. Keep scrolling down for my  LOW CARB option to this great meal!   

California Roll Bowl @createdbydiane

This deconstructed version of a California Roll is so fun, easy to make and they get devoured quickly!

This bowl is full of all the delicious flavors of a California Roll, and I made some super fantastic sauce to go on top. The crab used in this recipe is the “imitation crab” use see used in sushi rolls, it’s also popularly known as “seafood”. It’s made from white fish. It’s easy to work with, inexpensive and it’s great to make quick meals with. 

Take a look at this one…

Cali Roll Bowl Deconstructed! California Roll @createdbydiane

This deconstructed California Roll is so easy and delicious. It’s the easy way to make sushi bowls at home!

Now, no matter how many times my kids ask me to get them California Rolls, I can just whip these up quickly to give them what they want…

and easy homemade version.

No actual rolling involved.

Deconstructed California Roll @createdbydiabe

It starts with some basics.

The key ingredient is Crab, it’s readily available at grocery stores and is a great protein to have on hand for this and many other easy recipes.

It’s perfect straight out of the package, which would be great in Mac and Cheese and I can’t wait to try it in this Beer and Cheese Dip!

If you prefer the crab with mayo, just add the crab with mayo with a little salt in the food processor and blend it and scoop it out onto your plate, a bed of rice, or shredded cabbage.

This recipe is easy to make, just pick up a pack of Imitation crab in the refrigerated seafood section of your grocery store, and in minutes…

you’ll be enjoying a BOWL full of yumminess.

easy sushi bowl from

You can top this easy sushi bowl with soy sauce, sriracha mayo or make some of my delicious Asian Aioli Sauce, it’s got a nice flavor and not too spicy.

Asian Aioli Sauce Recipe from @createdbydiane










This sure is a WONDERFUL sauce, and I can’t wait to use is more.

It only takes a minute to whip up with an immersion blender.

This sauce is tangy and creamy and just perfect for all types of Asian recipes.

I just LOVE sauces…. don’t you!

Be sure to check out my post on Homemade Mayo if you’ll be making the mayo from scratch as I do. You can use store-bought mayo, but homemade tastes best!

Break out the bowls and chopsticks (or fork) and dig right in, these are irresistible!

easy sushi bowl

These Easy Sushi Bowls are going to be your new go-to item, and you’ll save lots of money if you usually pick up sushi in the grocery store for convenience… these only take minutes to prep.

Cali Roll Bowl with Asian Aioli Sauce @createdbydiane

There are two recipes below one for the sushi bowl and one for the sauce.

deconstructed California Roll Bowls, no rice, low carb, sushi, homemade, real food

And did you see those take out looking boxes… if you’re looking for a low carb options I made those delicious as well. I took them to a friend for lunch and they were delicious.

I have made these with no rice and spiral cut the cucumber and added shaved lettuce, bean sprouts, and cilantro and they are so delicious! Alternatively, you can cook some cauliflower rice add a dash of soy sauce to enjoy with the dish too. I really like the crunch of the bean sprouts so that would be my favorite way to eat this!

California Roll Bowl


  • 3 cups cooked rice I use white rice, you what you like
  • 1 lb package imitation crab
  • 2 carrots julienned
  • 1 English cucumber sliced into thick strips
  • 2 green onion diced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 large sheet roasted seaweed cut into small strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds


  • Place 3/4 cup rice in each bowl (to have plenty of space to fit the other ingredients, it's best to use a half-rounded scoop of rice, so there is plenty of room around the edges to place the remaining ingredients without them spilling out of the bowls)
  • rice is best at room temperature to warm, vs ice cold.
  • Remove crab pieces from the package and cut into smaller bite-sized pieces.
  • Place the remaining ingredients on top of rice.
  • Serve with my Asian Sauce, soy sauce, or sriracha mayo
  • Place black sesame seeds on top.
Recipe Type: dressing, sauce
Cuisine: American, Asian
Author: Diane Schmidt, Created by Diane
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1 cup
A great tangy Asian sauce great on California rolls, imitation crab, shrimp, and other seafood dishes, and a great spread on sandwiches.
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 4 green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon wasabi
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • * you can use purchased mayo instead of the egg yolk, vinegar, and oil, and just stir the mayo with lime juice, onion, wasabi, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce.
  1. Mix all ingredients with an immersion blender, the egg and oil along with vinegar will emulsify and become a thicker sauce.
  2. The sauce will thicken more as it chills.

Now you can enjoy a California Roll anytime with this no-fuss recipe!


California Roll Bowl it's the perfect easiest Cali Roll to make at home @createdbydiane

These Sushi Bowls are great to make for any meal or snack. Perfect to take for lunch on the go too!


  1. I’m convinced that I could exist solely on crab. I can’t get enough of it! I can easily go through like three packs a week. I wish I was kidding, lol! These bowls look amazing!! Can’t wait to give them a try! Pinned!

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