Sushi Bowl Recipe – 3 Ways (Gluten Free, Vegan) – satisfy those sushi cravings with these build your own Sushi Bowls! Includes recipes for California Roll Bowls, Vegan Sushi Bowls, and Shrimp Sushi Bowls. Gluten Free, with Keto/Whole30 options.

Attention sushi lovers! We all know the cravings are a real thing when they hit, am I right? Well, in my small town, takeout sushi options are limited  and the idea of making sushi rolls at home has always seemed a little intimidating and like a lot of work. The solution? Build your own Sushi Bowls!

With these Sushi Bowl Recipes, you’ll get all your favorite sushi ingredients and flavors in one tasty bowl. They’re easily customizable, and totally hit the spot when those sushi cravings hit. My sushi loving family is in love with these Sushi Bowls and I know you will be too. Be sure to also try these amazing Hawaii Poke Bowls!

I have to give credit to my friend Amy who inspired this post. She made an amazing sushi bowl bar for our book club recently and I have been experimenting with ingredients and making them ever since!

How to Make Sushi Bowls

Make one or make them all! Begin by prepping the ingredients you’ll need and let everyone build their own sushi bowls according to their liking. Make rice in the Instant Pot while you chop and prepare the other ingredients. For a bigger Sushi Bowl bar with multiple options, I also like to include tuna, chicken, bell peppers, chopped nori sheets, fresh ginger, and of plenty of condiments and toppings.

The recipe instructions below include ingredients for 4 bowls, but can easily be modified/increased to your preference.

Sushi Bowl Toppings

To take your sushi bowls to the next level, be sure to include all your favorite sushi condiments. My favorites are coconut aminos (or soy sauce), spicy mayo (see below), fresh ginger, wasabi, and furikake (a combo of black and white sesame seeds, nori flakes, and citrus zest.)

California Roll Sushi Bowl

To make a California Roll Bowl, simply combine white rice with traditional California Roll ingredients of crab meat, cucumber, and avocado. Top with your favorite sushi condiments.

ingredients for california roll sushi bowls

california roll sushi bowl recipe

Vegan Sushi Bowl

For a Vegan Sushi Bowl version, I include brown rice, avocado, edamame, carrots, cucumbers, nori, and green onions. This bowl can be modified to your preference by changing up the ingredients any way you like and topped with your favorite sushi extras! Other delicious add-ins include red bell peppers, radishes, pea pods, and shredded red cabbage.

ingredients for vegan sushi roll bowls

vegan sushi roll bowl recipe

Shrimp Sushi Bowl

To build a Shrimp Sushi Bowl, start with cooked tailless shrimp and add your favorite vegetables. I like the combo of cucumber, carrots, and shrimp in these bowls, topped with furikake and a spicy mayo sauce (see tip below.)

ingredients for shrimp sushi rolls

shrimp sushi bowl recipe

Sushi Bowl Spicy Mayo Sauce

Sushi Bowls are extra delicious with a drizzle of spicy mayo sauce. To make spicy mayo, I mix my Homemade Avocado Oil Mayonnaise with sriracha. Start with a little and taste as you go, until it is at your preferred heat level.

Keto and Whole30 Sushi Bowl Option

Any of these Sushi Bowl Recipes can be made with cauliflower rice to keep it Whole30 compliant and Keto friendly. If using any other condiments or toppings, be sure to double check the labels for non-compliant ingredients.

cali roll bowl and shrimp roll bowl

sushi bowls 3 ways

Sushi Bowl Recipe - 3 Ways

Sushi Bowl Recipe - 3 Ways (Gluten Free, Vegan) - satisfy those sushi cravings with these build your own Sushi Bowls! Includes recipes for California Roll Bowls, Vegan Sushi Bowls, and Shrimp Sushi Bowls. Gluten Free, with Keto/Whole30 options.
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California Roll Sushi Bowl Recipe

  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1` cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 16 ounces flaked crab meat

Vegan Sushi Bowl Recipe

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup cucumbers, diced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup steamed edamame
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 4 nori sheets, chopped, optional

Shrimp Sushi Bowl Recipe

  • 16 ounces cooked shrimp
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots


  • For all Sushi Bowl Recipes, divide ingredients into 4 bowls and top with desired condiments, such as coconut aminos (or soy sauce), furikake, fresh ginger, wasabi, or spicy mayo.


Note: Nutritional info is for California Roll Sushi Bowl (ingredients only, toppings not included)
*adjust amounts of ingredients according to your preference and number of people serving.


Calories: 282kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 953mg, Potassium: 548mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 125IU, Vitamin C: 14mg, Calcium: 71mg, Iron: 1mg

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