California Roll in a Bowl Recipe with Cauliflower Rice

Jan 17 2019
Even sushi skeptics can appreciate the classic California roll, thanks to the cooked crab (no raw fish here) and yummy avocado. We swapped out carby white rice for cauliflower rice, and served up the whole thing in a bowl… No sushi rolling skills necessary!

Hungry Girl's Healthy California Roll in a Bowl Recipe

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Entire recipe: 191 calories, 6g total fat (1g sat. fat), 700mg sodium, 26g carbs, 5g fiber, 9.5g sugars, 10g protein

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Cool: 15 minutes


1 cup riced cauliflower (or 1 1/4 cups roughly chopped cauliflower)

1 1/2 tsp. seasoned rice vinegar, or more to taste

3 oz. roughly chopped imitation crabmeat

1 oz. (about 1/4 cup) sliced avocado

1/4 cup seedless cucumber cut into matchstick-sized strips

1/4 tsp. black sesame seeds (see HG FYI)

1/4 tsp. white sesame seeds

Optional topping: soy sauce

Optional garnishes/sides: pickled ginger, wasabi


If starting with roughly chopped cauliflower, pulse in a blender until reduced to rice-sized pieces.

Place riced cauliflower in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave for 2 minutes, or until hot and soft.

Stir in rice vinegar. Let cool for 15 minutes.

Top with remaining ingredients.


HG FYI: If you can’t find black sesame seeds, double up on the white sesame seeds.

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