Spicy California Shrimp Stacks

We love sushi. This deconstructed sushi stack is an easy weeknight meal that tastes delicious and is super simple to make, especially if you use precooked shrimp and precooked rice! Even our five-year-old loves these and calls them “shrimp cakes.”

Spicy California Shrimp Stacks

We love sushi. This deconstructed sushi stack is an easy weeknight meal that tastes delicious and is super simple to make, especially if you use precooked shrimp and precooked rice! Even our five-year-old loves these and calls them "shrimp cakes."
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup cooked rice we're partial to Jasmine rice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 pound cooked shrimp peeled and tails removed
  • 2 cucumbers diced and seeds removed
  • 1 medium avocado mashed
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • soy sauce or Ponzu sauce to taste Ponzu tastes better!
  • Spicy Sauce
  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce

Instructions
 

  • Cook rice according to package directions. When rice is done, add rice vinegar and stir.
  • Cut shrimp into 1-inch cubes (sometimes we leave them whole).
  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and sriracha sauce.
  • Using a 1 cup dry measuring cup, layer ¼ cup cucumber, then 2 tablespoons of avocado, then ¼ of the shrimp, and 1/3 cup rice.
  • Carefully turn the cup upside down to turn the stack out onto a plate, lightly tapping the bottom of the cup if necessary. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and drizzle with 1 teaspoon soy sauce or Ponzu sauce and sriracha mayonnaise.
  • Repeat with remaining ingredients.
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Toddler Approved: Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice

Toddler Approved: Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice
Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice

My mom made a version of this when I was a kid and my sister and I recently reminisced about it. I requested the recipe from mom and was surprised at how easy it was to make. I was less surprised at how much Miss A loved it. She loves just about anything with rice.

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Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice

My opinion:
Next time I’ll add onions and garlic and use two blocks of cheese, one mixed in and one to make a bechamel sauce (similar to this one). I’m just not a fan of cheddar cheese soup and broccoli cheese soup.

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice
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