Sushi Rice Stacks

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Hello & Happy Friday!!





With the weather warming up I’m trying to explore any salad variation. Even the word salad sounds mundane, arduous and just not a lot of fun. 



Truth is salads can be flavorful, still nutrient dense, and not loaded with hidden dressing calories. 



While this salad require some pre-prepping so that the sushi rice is on hand, and also some skills to stack the ingredients, well worth the prepping and labor!








What I love most about this concept is the stacking! Whether you’re entertaining guests and want to wow them, or simply have an affinity for gorgeous salads, stacking is a great option to add aesthetic appeal!




Secondly, the dragonfruit! It adds brightness, a lightness, and takes this salad next level without altering any flavor profile as dragonfruit is neutral!


If you love a fun salad concept or need to liven up your everyday salad routine.. 


You need to try my recipe for a Sushi Rice Stack!









Why this recipe rocks:






Fun Festive

Great for entertaining

Rice can be made in advance in bulk




























Sushi Rice Stack
Serves 4
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 2 Cups Cooked Sushi Rice (prepared according to package instructions)
  2. 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  3. 2 teaspoon Sugar
  4. Pinch Salt
  5. 2 Avocados - peeled and chopped
  6. 1 Cup Cucumber - peeled & chopped
  7. 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  8. 4 teaspoons Sesame Seeds
  9. 2-4 Individual Size Sea Weed Sheets - torn into bite sized pieces
  10. Sauce - (optional)
  11. 1/4 Cup Follow Your Heart Veganaise
  12. 2 teaspoon Sriracha
  13. 1/2 teaspoon Soy Sauce
  14. 1/3 cup defrosted Pitaya Plus Pink Dragonfruit
  1. Mix rice vinegar, sugar and salt together and pour over cooked rice. Now add the defrosted dragonfruit. Gently toss to coat.
  2. Prepare a large can, measuring cup, or glass container to help mold the shape. Place container upright on flat plate and hold firmly in place while layering ingredients. (using a can with the top and bottom removed makes it easier, but I'm not crazy about cans)
Sushi rice Stack
  1. Press 1/2 cup cooked rice in the bottom of the container or can. Follow with 1/2 cup cucumber,1/2 cup avocado, top with 1/2 teaspoon chopped lemon. Use the back of a spoon to firmly press ingredients down. (this will ensure that the sushi stack stays together). Gently shake to remove contents.
  2. Top with 1 teaspoon sesame seeds and serve on top of1 sheet of sea weed.
  3. Spicy mayo: Mix mayo, Sriracha and soy sauce until incorporated.
  4. Serve sushi stacks with spicy mayo and or soy sauce and top with scallions
Eat. Drink. Shrink.





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I’m Gabrielle, the founder & creator of I established this blog in May of 2012 to share my experience and knowledge as I pursue a career in the field of nutrition. I currently hold a BS in Nutrition & Dietetics from NYU and soon to be MS in Nutrition & Health Sciences.

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