Lazy Man's Sushi Salad


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sushi rice, rinsed
  • ¼ cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and thinly sliced into 1-inch strips
  • ½cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced into 1-inch strips
  • 6 pieces imitation crab sticks, chopped, or more to taste
  • ¼ cup pickled ginger(Optional)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons wasabi sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2sheets nori, torn into nickel-sized pieces
  • ½ripe avocado, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, or as needed(Optional)
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and water has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.


  • Step 2

    Combine rice vinegar, sugar, and salt to a slight boil in a saucepan, about 5 minutes. Stir until dissolved and let cool 2 minutes. Pour mixture over cooked rice. Transfer to a serving bowl.

  • Step 3

    Combine carrot, cucumber, crab sticks, ginger, water, wasabi, and oil in a bowl.

  • Step 4

    Combine wet crab mixture with cooked rice in the serving bowl. Add avocado and nori just before serving. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

  • Cook's Note:

    The wet crab mixture sits well in the fridge overnight, unlike sushi rice. Do the chopping a day in advance and make the rice the day of serving.

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