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No time to roll your own sushi? Healthy and easy to make spicy shrimp sushi bowls with avocado, carrots, nori, sticky rice, cucumber slices and sprinkled with black sesame. Top this off with a spicy sriracha sour cream sauce! Dip in some tasty soy sauce and enjoy. | ethnicspoon.com
5 from 2 votes

Spicy Shrimp Sushi Bowl

An easy to put together sushi that doesn't require rolling. Delicious! Great as a light meal, or as an appetizer.

Course Main dish
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade, make sushi, sticky rice, sushi bowl, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 4
Calories 198 kcal


  • ½ avocado cut into slices
  • 6 shrimp
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • dash salt to taste
  • dash pepper to taste
  • 1 carrot sliced into matchstick size
  • 6 slices seedless cucumber
  • ½ sheet nori cut into thin strips

Sushi Rice

  • ½ cup sushi rice
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar

Spicy Dressing


  1. First make the sushi rice:
  2. Place rice in a mesh sieve and rinse until water runs clear, then place in a rice cooker with vegetable oil. Stir.
  3. When the rice is done, transfer to a bowl, then cover and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl mix together rice wine vinegar and sugar then slowly pour over the rice a little at a time while stirring with a spoon. Cover and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
  5. Next, cook the shrimp:
  6. Sprinkle shrimp with salt, pepper and chili powder, then quickly pan fry them in vegetable oil, about 1-2 minutes on each side.
  7. Prepare the dressing:
  8. In a small bowl mix together sour cream, sriracha and sugar.
  9. To assemble the sushi bowl: Place ½ the rice in each bowl, top with avocado slices, shrimp, carrots and cucumber. Place a few nori strips among the carrots.
  10. Finally, sprinkle everything with black and white sesame seeds and then drizzle with the sriracha dressing.
  11. * I enjoyed the other half of the avocado with the leftover sriracha dressing and some sesame seeds.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Shrimp Sushi Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 448mg13%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 2910IU58%
Vitamin C 10.6mg13%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.