Deconstructed California Roll in a Jar

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on January 24, 2018.



Deconstructed California Roll in a Jar

  • 2 tablespoons seasoned sushi vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked short grain brown rice
  • 1 cup diced avocado
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup shredded imitation crab meat
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Japanese cucumber matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 (16-ounce) wide-mouth jars
  • Optional garnishes: pickled ginger, radish sprouts, green onions, shredded nori (dried seaweed), sesame seeds


  1. Pour sushi vinegar over rice while it is still warm and mix until the vinegar is dispersed evenly.
  2. Cool to room temperature; set aside.
  3. Toss the avocado with the lime juice to prevent browning; set aside.
  4. Mix together crab meat and mayonnaise; set aside.
  5. Divide remaining ingredients among the jars, layering in the following order: rice, cucumber, carrot, avocado, crab meat, ginger, radish sprouts, green onions, nori, sesame seeds, using a spoon to even out and pat down each layer.
  6. Top with lids and refrigerate up to 3-5 days.
  7. To serve, pour onto plate or bowl, stir and enjoy.

Serves 2.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including optional garnishes):
410 calories, 23 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 5 g protein


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