Deconstructed Sushi


Love California roll sushi, but don't have the nori or rolling mat? Try this simple and fast rice salad. It's easy to swap out ingredients to make it to your liking. Try avocado, ahi tuna, smoked fish, or even strips of salami to customize the recipe. Serve sushi with soy sauce, wasabi paste, and pickled ginger.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
3 cups



  • 1 ¼ cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup jasmine rice

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh garlic

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 bay leaf


  • ½ cucumber, cut into matchstick-size pieces

  • 1 pinch salt, or as needed

  • 4 ounces imitation crabmeat, shredded

  • ½ zucchini, cut into matchstick-size pieces

  • ½ yellow squash, cut into matchstick-size pieces

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Combine chicken broth, rice, ginger, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and bay leaf in a pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover pot, and simmer until rice is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove pot from heat and allow rice to cool, at least 30 minutes.

  2. Place cucumber in a bowl and sprinkle 1 pinch salt over cucumber.

  3. Mix crabmeat, cucumber, zucchini, squash, and sesame seeds into rice mixture.

Cook's Note:

Rice can also be cooked in a rice cooker.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
1g Fat
31g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 579mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 122mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.