Avocado and Shrimp Sushi

Vickie Parks


There are several great Avocado and Shrimp Sushi recipes to choose from, but this one is quite easy to follow. As this recipe demonstrates, you can improvise and still have sushi at home even if you don't have a traditional bamboo sushi mat.

Although it's often served as a main dish, this can also be served as an appetizer, providing about 64 pieces that should serve a fairly large crowd. They're usually serve on a platter with wasabi paste, soy sauce and pickled ginger. But you can have any number of other sushi dipping sauces.


★★★★★ 4 votes

6 (as a main dish)
20 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


Add to Grocery List

2 c
uncooked short-grain white rice
1/4 c
rice vinegar
1 Tbsp
wasabi paste (japanese horseradish)
1 large
avocado, peeled and mashed
1 1/2 Tbsp
chopped fresh cilantro
24 large
shrimp, peeled and cooked and halved lengthwise (about 8-oz)
nori sheets (dried seaweed)
green onions (green parts cut into 7-inch strips)
1 large
cucumber, cut into strips about 7 inches long
pickled ginger, for serving
soy sauce, for serving

How to Make Avocado and Shrimp Sushi


  • 1Prepare rice according to package directions. Stir vinegar into cooked rice; cover and cool to room temperature.
  • 2Combine wasabi and avocado in a small bowl, and set aside.
  • 3Combine cilantro and shrimp in another small bowl; toss well.
  • 4Place 1 nori sheet, shiny side down (rough side up), on a sushi mat (or a towel placed on a flat surface). Cover the sushi mat or towel with a sheet of plastic wrap, with the long end toward you. Moisten your hands (to prevent sticking), and place 3/4 cup rice mixture evenly over each nori sheet and gently pat down, leaving about a 1-inch border on one long end of the nori sheet. Spread 1 tablespoon avocado mixture over the rice layer. Arrange 8 shrimp pieces, 1 green onion strip, and 2 cucumber strips along the bottom third of the rice-covered nori.
  • 5Lift edge of nori closest to you, and fold about 1/2 inch of nori over the filling. Lift the bottom edge of the sushi mat or towel, and roll toward the top edge (rolling away from you), pressing firmly on sushi roll as you roll. Continue rolling to top edge, and then press the mat or towel to help seal the sushi roll. Set the sushi roll aside, seam side down, for 5 minutes.
  • 6Slice crosswise into 8 pieces. Repeat procedure with remaining nori and other ingredients.
  • 7Serve with soy sauce and pickled ginger.

Printable Recipe Card

About Avocado and Shrimp Sushi

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Japanese
Dietary Needs: Low Fat

Show 10 Comments & Reviews

16 Homemade Biscuits And Gravy Recipes

16 Homemade Biscuits and Gravy Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Who doesn’t love flaky, delicious and slobber-worthy biscuits and gravy recipes? We certainly drool over them. Make these homemade biscuit and gravy recipes right in your own kitchen and enjoy...

9 Superb Stuffed Pepper Recipes

9 Superb Stuffed Pepper Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Quick, easy and delicious, these stuffed pepper recipes are family tested and approved!

Easy Homemade Soup Recipes

Easy Homemade Soup Recipes

Kitchen Crew

In my part of the country, one day it's cold the next it's warm. I'm not sure Mother Nature can figure out what season it is. Even if the weather...