California Sushi Roll

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Appetizers, Main Courses

You don’t have to be an Itamae (a sushi chef) to make this California Sushi Roll. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip this delicious sushi roll up in mere minutes.

If you are on the Nutrisystem program, you’ll count this sushi recipe as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel and two Extras, making it a perfect flex lunch for women. Feel free to tweak the recipe as needed (add more crab meat or brown rice) to make it fit your flex meal nutritional parameters. Need a refresher on what your flex meals should look like? We’ve got a great article on the topic called Flex Meals Explained. If you’re on a personalized meal plan, click here >

Love Asian-inspired cuisine? Check out these tasty Spicy Smoked Salmon Rolls or this Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry.

Servings: 1 (Makes 2 rolls; `1 serving = 2 rolls)

Calories per Serving: 264

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel and 2 Extras


  • 2 sushi nori sheets
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice
  • ¼ cucumber, peeled sliced into ¼-in thick strips
  • ⅛ avocado, sliced
  • 3 oz. imitation crab
  • 1 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • Hot water
  • You’ll also need:
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Sharp Knife


  1. Place nori sheets on a piece of plastic wrap
  2. Spread brown rice equally onto both nori sheets
  3. In one horizontal line, top the rice with cucumber, avocado, and crab
  4. Gently roll the sushi into a tight a log. Seal the edges with warm water
  5. With a wet knife, cut each sushi roll into 5-6 pieces
  6. Serve with soy sauce
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