Five Star Recipes

Easy Shrimp Sushi Stack

If you love sushi, then have I got a recipe for you!  This is something super easy that you can make from ingredients you already have at home.  When you are having one of those sushi craving moments all you need to do is chop up a few veggies, and layer them up with that leftover rice from last night’s dinner.  Now just for the record, this is more of a faux kind of sushi.  It doesn’t include any raw fish or seaweed, but if you’d like to change it up feel free to add what you like.

I didn’t add any specific measurements to the recipe below, because I usually just chop up the avacado, cucumber, and shrimp until I have a small bowl of each to layer with. I wouldn’t recommend making these ahead of time, as they are best eaten immediately after you make them.  If you are making them for a party or get together you could probably refrigerate them, but I wouldn’t keep them in there for more than an hour or so if that.

I first got the idea for this recipe from the amazing blogger Gina Homolka over at Skinny Taste.  When I saw that I could make something similar to sushi at home, I just had to try it out.

Now on to the recipe!

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Easy Shrimp Sushi Stack

  • peeled and diced cucumber
  • mashed avacado
  • cooked shrimp, peeled and tails removed
  • cooked rice (white and brown are both great)
  • mayonnaise
  • siriracha sauce
  • sesame seeds

First find a small container to use as the mold for your sushi stack.  You can even use your 1 cup measuring cup.  Start by putting a spoonful of diced cucumber in and spread until it covers the bottom.  Then continue with the shrimp, avacado, and rice in that order.

When you’ve finished layering these ingredients pack them down tight into your container using the back of a spoon.  Place a small plate on top of your container and holding the plate in place, quickly turn it upside down.  Gently tap the container and lift it straight up.

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Now onto the tasty sauce that really makes this stack amazing.  You can add as little or as much siriracha sauce as you’d like depending on how spicy you like it.  Put a scoop of mayo in a small dish and add your siriracha sauce.  Mix together and spread on top of your stack. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

My final thoughts:  This recipe definitely deserves a full five stars.  It is quick and tasty and my little sushi loving kiddo begs me to make it all the time.

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