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layers of sushi rice, avocado, shrimp, and a spicy siracha mayo

Sushi Shrimp Stacks

Melinda | Missouri Girl
These deconstructed sushi rolls have the flavors of sushi without the hassle.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4


  • 1 avocado sliced

Sushi Rice:

  • 2 cups Calrose rice
  • 2 1/4 cups water water (or per manufacturer recommendations if using rice cooker)
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Missouri Girl Everything Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice


Cook the rice:

  • Rinse 2 cups rice until the water runs clear.
  • Place rice in a rice cooker and cook according to MANUFACTURERS directions.
  • If cooking rice on the stove top then add the rice and water to a medium saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil and then turn down to simmer.
  • Cover with lid and simmer for 20 minutes.

Make the Missouri Girl Everything Sauce.

  • In a small bowl mix together mayo, Greek yogurt, sour cream, water, sriracha, garlic, salt, and paprika. Set aside.

Saute the shrimp

  • In a medium saute pan, add the butter and olive oil.
  • Heat over medium to medium high heat.
  • Add the shrimp and saute until it turns pink, about 2-3 minutes each side.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Turn off the heat and add 3 Tbsp of the Everything sauce.
  • Toss to coat the shrimp in the sauce.

Make the sushi rice:

  • Mix together the cooked rice, rice wine vinegar, sugar and salt.
  • Mix until just combined.

Assemble the Sushi Shrimp Stacks:

  • Using a round mold (or large can with top and bottom removed), layer 1/2 cup of sushi rice, avocado, and shrimp.
  • Drizzle with additional Everything Sauce.
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