How to Make a Sushi Bowl: Easy, Colorful, and Requires No Stove


Let’s make a delicious Sushi Bowl

I could eat this sushi bowl every day and not get tired of it. Super easy to make and requires no stove! Although I must admit, it usually never looks this pretty. I typically just throw smoked salmon and whatever veggies I feel like cutting up into a bowl over rice. It satisfies my sushi craving every time without the hefty price tag of a restaurant or the technical skill of a sushi chef!

sushi bowl with smoked salmon and spicy crab salad how to make recipe

We bought a home at the end of 2020 and did some major kitchen renovations before moving in which meant lots of long days and late nights with no working stove. I basically lived off of this Sushi Bowl for a couple of months and am still not tired of them!

Build Your Own Bowl

White rice can be made in a rice cooker. Just plug it into the wall, press cook, and it automatically shuts off when the rice is done. If you haven’t invested in a rice cooker yet, DO IT! It is so worth it!

Instant microwaveable rice can also be used in a pinch. If you want to be extra fancy you can season the rice with some vinegar, sugar, and salt to make it like sushi rice but I personally prefer just plain white rice.

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As far as toppings go, this recipe includes my favorites but really you can omit or add whatever your heart desires. My day-to-day Sushi Bowl is generally not this pretty but tastes just as good! I usually just throw smoked salmon and whatever veggies I feel like cutting up into a bowl of rice and call it a day.

My absolute favorite thing to do is eat it with roasted seaweed paper and make my own little hand rolls. I do this whenever I get poké or chirashi bowls for takeout too! It takes it to the next level for me so roasted seaweed is definitely a pantry staple of mine.

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My Favorite Brands for this Recipe

  • Smoked Salmon | Kirkland Signature from Costco | link
  • Imitation Crab | Great Catch from HEB | link
  • Everything But the Bagel Seasoning | Trader Joe’s | link

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Sushi Bowl

Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2


  • rice cooker



  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup rice


  • 10 bite-sized slices of smoked salmon
  • 3 sticks of imitation crab
  • 1 tbs mayo
  • ¼ tbs sriracha
  • 1 carrot
  • 10 slices of cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup seaweed salad
  • ¼ tsp everything but the bagel seasoning or sesame seeds
  • 1 green onion


  • roasted seaweed paper
  • soy sauce
  • wasabi
  • ginger



  • Add 1 cup rice and 2 cups water into a rice cooker. Press cook.


  • Thinly slice carrot, cucumber, and green onion
  • Chop and shred imitation crab sticks
  • In a bowl combine crab, mayo, and sriracha. Adjust to taste.
  • Cut avocado in half and thinly slice. Push the slices into a straight line and carefully shape into a circle to create an avocado flower.


  • Add the cooked rice as the base and top it with all the toppings. Add more/less of toppings to your preference!


  • Use roasted seaweed to create little diy hand rolls. Dip or top with soy sauce, wasabi, and ginger.



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