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25 Delicious Cooked Sushi Recipes To Try

Quick Answer: What Is The Best Cooked Sushi?

Some of the best cooked sushi recipes include mango roll sushi, California roll, black dragon roll, spicy crab roll, tuna sushi rolls, shaggy dog roll, inari sushi, smoked salmon sushi roll-ups, teriyaki chicken sushi rolls, and sushi bakes. Other equally delicious yet diet-conscious alternatives include keto shrimp California rolls, vegan tofu sandwiches, salmon cucumber sushi boats, and sweet potato sushi rolls.

Sushi is an incredibly tasty seafood-based dish that delights and intrigues all who come across it. However, despite its popularity and beautifully rolled-up presentation, people prefer cooked sushi recipes.

Most people are put off by the eating raw fish part and find it hard to get on the sushi-loving train.

The great news is that sushi comes in many different forms, and there are numerous different cooked sushi options to try if you’re not a fan of the traditional “raw” sushi. 

In this post, we’ve compiled some of the tastiest cooked sushi recipes you can try whenever you’re craving homemade sushi.

These recipes are all easy to make, delicious, and will turn you into a cooked sushi fanatic in no time.

Quick Table: Delicious Cooked Sushi Recipes

RecipesCalories Per Serving Preparation Time
Inari Sushi20035 Minutes
California Roll Casserole46540 Minutes
Smoked Salmon Sushi Roll-Ups With Citrus Soy Sauce38130 Minutes
Keto Shrimp California Roll50.3 30 Minutes
Vegan Sushi Bowl46330 Minutes
Spicy Crab Sushi Bake30135 Minutes
Giant Sushi Cake2001 Hour 5 Minutes
Tuna Sushi Rolls32730 Minutes
Blt Sushi22145 Minutes
Spicy Tuna Salmon Sushi Bake52050 Minutes
Mango Roll SushiNot Available10 Minutes
Sweet Potato Sushi Rolls244.250 Minutes
Teriyaki Chicken Sushi Roll845.950 Minutes
Crispy Rice Sushi With Smoked Salmon 8050 Minutes
Spicy Shrimp Stacked Sushi60030 Minutes
Volcano Sushi Roll With Lava Topping7835 Minutes
Spicy Crab Roll7850 Minutes
Shrimp Tempura Sushi Roll33030 Minutes
Shaggy Dog Roll Sushi63530 Minutes
Lion King Sushi Roll55020 Minutes
Shrimp Sushi Jars33530 Minutes
Salmon Cucumber Sushi Boats84720 Minutes
Vegan Tofu Sushi Sandwiches138 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Sushi Burrito263 20 Minutes
Unagi Roll (Boiled freshwater Eel)4101 Hour

1. Inari Sushi

There are few sushis out there with a sweet and deep-fried exterior that releases a burst of flavor with every bite. This Japanese inari sushi just does that. 

It is a super easy sushi to make and really only requires two main ingredients–rice and aburaage (deep-fried tofu pouches).

Each pouch of aburaage is simmered and cooked with water, miso paste, soy sauce, and dashi before being stuffed with ball-shaped sushi rice. 

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan who’s been looking for a sushi you can enjoy without the dread of finding seafood in it, this is the perfect cooked sushi for you.

Calories Per Serving: 200

Preparation Time: 35 Minutes 

2. California Roll Casserole

Looking for a casserole dish you can bring to your next potluck or serve at a family gathering? This mouth-watering California roll combines everything we all love about sushi into a beautifully layered casserole.

Creamy mayo slathered imitation crab is layered with cucumbers, avocados, and seasoned sushi rice

The casserole is finished off with sprinkles of furikake seaweed seasoning and masago, so be sure to add a generous amount to add a slightly crispy exterior to each bite you take.

Calories Per Serving: 465

Preparation Time: 40 Minutes

3. Smoked Salmon Sushi Roll-Ups With Citrus Soy Sauce


A delicious sushi roll with a twist, this smoked salmon sushi roll-ups is packed full of different flavors. It has a smooth, creamy interior that melts in the mouth with every bite.

It consists of smoked salmon slices rolled up with a filling of whipped cream cheese, green onion, avocados, and cucumbers.  

Each roll is covered in everything but bagel seasoning for a well-seasoned and crumbly exterior that perfectly contrasts the creaminess inside. 

This sushi is also paired with a citrus soy sauce that you can easily whip up from a combination of lemon juice, mirin, and soy sauce.

Calories Per Serving: 381

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

4. Keto Shrimp California Roll

Sushi is often loaded with a lot of rice which can be hard to enjoy if you’re on a low-carb diet. This keto shrimp California roll is a great way to satisfy your sushi cravings while reducing your carb intake. 

You’ll need a good slicer to help create perfectly even cucumber slices, as the cucumber will serve as the base for your roll.

Each roll is then filled with cooked shrimp, capers, avocados, bell peppers, and cream cheese and coated in sesame seeds on the exterior.

Calories Per Serving: 50.3

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes 

5. Vegan Sushi Bowl

This is another tasty sushi that’s great if you’re on a vegan diet. It’s a deconstructed sushi bowl with no rolling required, making it easy to whip off without much stress.

Crispy fried mushroom shrimp tempura is placed over a combination of cooked rice, avocados, cucumbers, carrots, edamame beans, wasabi, vegan crab meat, nori flakes, and sesame seeds

This sushi bowl can also be stacked into incredible sushi stacks that will be well received at parties.

Calories Per Serving: 463

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

6. Spicy Crab Sushi Bake

This spicy deconstructed sushi is sure to delight those who enjoy a little heat with their meals.

A spicy, creamy crab mixture of mayo, cream cheese, jalapenos, and cajun seasoned is layered casserole over sushi rice, avocados, fried onions, furikake seasoning, and sesame seeds. 

Once sliced, you can serve the sushi baked on seaweed and pair it with a delicious dipping sauce like the eel unagi sauce.

This recipe needs no rolling, making it really easy to put together.

Calories Per Serving: 301

Preparation Time: 35 Minutes

7. Giant Sushi Cake

Love sushi so much that you’d eat it on your birthday if you could?  With this giant sushi cake, well, now you can! This unconventional cake has everything to satisfy your savory and umami desires

A creamy filling of tuna, cucumber, and mayonnaise is assembled with cooked rice and covered with a generous amount of cream cheese

To add to the festive aesthetic of the cake, you can decorate with avocados, cucumbers and pickled ginger cut into beautiful rose shapes.

Calories Per Serving: 200

Preparation Time: 1 Hour 5 Minutes

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8. Tuna Sushi Rolls

This tasty sushi roll uses canned tuna, making it an easily accessible sushi option for everyone as you won’t have difficulty finding the ingredients. 

Sheets of nori are rolled up with rice vinegar, seasoned rice, tuna chunks, cucumbers, and avocados.

However, remember that not all canned tuna is created equal. Using bad-quality tuna for this recipe will not yield a good result, so look for solid albacore tuna to get the perfect sushi roll.

Calories Per Serving: 327

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

9. Blt Sushi

This Blt sushi is another unconventional sushi that will surely delight fans of the Blt sandwich. The rolls are made from crispy bacon filled with mayonnaise, avocado, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, and black pepper.

Some might technically not consider it sushi because it lacks most of the traditional elements of typical sushi. Still, these delicious rolls keep with the sushi aesthetic and taste just as amazing.

Calories Per Serving: 221

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes

10. Spicy Tuna Salmon Sushi Bake

If you’re looking for no-rolling sushi with all of the favorite toppings and flavors you know and love, this spicy tuna, Kani, and salmon combo is honestly going to rock your world.

A creamy and cheesy mixture of Kani, tuna, and salmon is assembled with rice, furikake seasoning, sriracha, mayo, soy sauce, and sesame oil and baked till golden brown.

The longer you leave it in the oven, the crispier the exterior becomes, so don’t hesitate to extend the baking time if you’d like a much more crispy exterior.

Calories Per Serving: 520

Preparation Time: 50 Minutes

11. Mango Roll Sushi

This mango sushi is both tasty and pretty to look at with its eye-catching bright orange color and will undoubtedly tempt anyone who sees it to give it a try.

Cooked tempura shrimp is combined with avocado slices, rice and neatly rolled into nori sheets before being covered with mango slices and a sweet mango sauce.

It is a beautiful sushi roll that perfectly combines sweet and savory flavors that are sure to be a favorite with the little ones.

Calories Per Serving: Not Available

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

12. Sweet Potato Sushi Rolls

This is another tasty sushi made with vegans in mind. It is a sumptuous roll that consists of crispy baked sweet potatoes coated in panko bread crumbs and combined with well seasoned brown rice, cucumbers, and creamy avocados.

All neatly tucked into light, crisp nori sheets.

The pairing and dipping sauces that go with this sushi roll are endless, so you can choose options umami flavored like soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.

Or pair it with spicy mayo for a creamy taste with a kick. 

Calories Per Serving: 244.2

Preparation Time: 50 Minutes

13. Teriyaki Chicken Sushi Roll

We know sushi is typically a seafood-based dish, but sometimes you just want a chicken roll with all the familiar flavors of sushi.

Well, this teriyaki chicken sushi roll is here to fulfill all your chicken sushi desires.

Well-seasoned sweet and sticky chicken, sushi rice, and cucumber slices are rolled up and topped with avocados to make this tasty sushi.

For an added crunchy, nutty flavor, you can drizzle some extra teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds over the sushi.

Calories Per Serving: 845.9

Preparation Time: 50 Minutes

14. Crispy Rice Sushi With Smoked Salmon 

This crispy rice sushi has all the crunch to keep you reaching for multiple bites, and it is quite easy to make. 

Cooked rice is baked and cut into crispy little squares and then topped with cucumber, avocado, furikake, and smoked salmon slices. 

To add to the deliciousness, you’ll need to whip up a bang-bang sauce made of mayo, rice vinegar, hot sauce, ketchup, and garlic and drizzle it over each sushi square when serving

Calories Per Serving: 80

Preparation Time: 50 Minutes

15. Spicy Shrimp Stacked Sushi

As you can probably tell by now, sushi is moving beyond the traditional rolled shape, and the sushi stack is a trend you should definitely start trying.

With this spicy shrimp version, layers of sushi rice, avocados, cucumbers, spicy cooked shrimp, and furikake are neatly arranged and shaped into delicious little stacks. 

The key to creating the perfect-shaped sushi stacks is to use a circular tube or mold to even out the shape.

Calories Per Serving: 600

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

16. Volcano Sushi Roll With Lava Topping

One of the more popular sushi rolls most people are familiar with, the volcano sushi roll is a favorite that often gets a lot of love at restaurants.

This homemade version will delight all your family and friends.

Sushi rice is rolled up with a mix of volcano shrimp and scallion filled with cucumbers and Kani.

Each sushi slice is then drizzled with spicy mayo for an added hot and creamy flavor.

Calories Per Serving: 78

Preparation Time: 35 Minutes

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17. Spicy Crab Roll

In this mouth-watering spicy crab roll, sushi rice seasoned with sushi rice vinegar is rolled with cooked crab meat, cucumbers, creamy avocado, and spicy mayo for a smoothness that delights the palate with every taste. 

If you don’t have rice vinegar, a great substitute is a mixture of rice vinegar, sugar, and salt.

Calories Per Serving: 78

Preparation Time: 50 Minutes

18. Shrimp Tempura Sushi Roll

Looking for a tasty treat to serve as an appetizer for your upcoming party? This shrimp tempura sushi roll is the perfect dish to try.

Crispy baked shrimp tempura is paired with creamy avocados, rice, cucumbers and rolled with nori sheets. It is a well-balanced sushi with a crunch from the shrimp tempura and a smooth creaminess to follow.

When serving, feel free to drizzle some unagi sauce over the rolls or opt for spicy mayo.

Calories Per Serving: 330

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

19. Shaggy Dog Roll Sushi

Shaggy dog roll sushi is a common sushi that can be found in most restaurants, but you can save yourself some cash and make it yourself with this homemade version.

Cooked sushi rice is topped with tempura shrimp, crabmeat, avocados, green onions, and spicy mayo in this tasty treat that will surely be a crowd pleaser. For a toasty crunch, sprinkle some sesame seeds on the roll.

Calories Per Serving: 635

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

20. Lion King Sushi Roll

With Its catchy name and incredible taste, this sushi roll is certainly delicious enough to be served to a king.

A creamy crab and mayo mix is placed over cooked rice, cucumber, and avocado, then rolled and covered with a wrap of smoked salmon.

After rolling, feel free to pour a generous amount of spicy mayo and unagi sauce over the roll and garnish with pickle ginger and scallions.

Calories Per Serving: 550

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

21. Shrimp Sushi Jars

Need a sushi dish you can make overnight and store for meal prep? These shrimp sushi jars are perfect for you.

Each mason jar is filled with cooked sushi rice, shrimp, red cabbage, cucumber, julienned carrot, soy sauce, sriracha, seaweed, and crisp nori sheets.

It is fairly easy to put together and can be enjoyed on the go.

Calories Per Serving: 335

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

22. Salmon Cucumber Sushi Boats

These cucumber sushi boats require no rolling and are easy to make. They consist of large salmon cubes topped with fried salmon, avocados, rice, green onions, and spicy mayo. 

The delicious sushi boats are gluten-free and can be modified to a low-carb keto version by substituting the rice with cauliflower rice.

Calories Per Serving: 847

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

23. Vegan Tofu Sushi Sandwiches

If you’d like to enjoy your sushi on the go, then why not have it in sandwich form? 

These tofu sushi sandwiches are incredibly tasty and perfect if you need a vegan sandwich you enjoy at lunchtime or anytime really.

The sandwiches are nori sheets filled with tofu katsu, rice, carrots, lettuce, pickled radishes, and teriyaki sauce. They’re filling and hard to resist.

Calories Per Serving: 138

Preparation Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

24. Sushi Burrito (Sushirito)

This sushirrito combines two of our favorite things and turns it into a delicious masterpiece you can enjoy at any time of the day.

Nori sheets are stuffed with rice, red cabbage, teriyaki tempeh, baby spinach, cucumbers, carrots, and rolled burrito style for a hearty roll that you can easily have on the go.

If you’re making this to take to work or school, don’t hesitate to make the rice a night before to make the prep time faster.

Calories Per Serving: 263

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

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25. Unagi Roll (Boiled freshwater Eel)

You’ve probably seen unagi sauce being used all over sushi recipes on this list, but this final one uses unagi (boiled freshwater eel) as the seafood filling, and it is honestly amazing.

It consists of a roll made of rice, unagi, cucumber, sesame seeds, and daikon sprouts. 

A delicious unagi glaze is paired with this roll, and one taste of this sweet and savory sauce will make you a life-long fan.

Calories Per Serving: 410

Preparation Time: 1 Hour

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sushi Healthy?

Sushi is healthy to eat. Since it is made with fish, it is rich in fatty acids, proteins, and vitamins that your body benefits from. Most sushi also contains some form of rice and vegetables, giving the body much-needed fuel and essential vitamins.

When most people worry about whether sushi is healthy, they’re most often worried about the safety of eating the raw fish found in most sushi.

However, so long as the seafood used is sushi grade and properly cleaned, it is perfectly safe and healthy to eat sushi. If you don’t like the regular version, you can enjoy the cooked sushi recipes highlighted in this post.

Is California Roll Cooked?

Most California rolls sushi are typically made from imitation crab meat, a type of seafood that has been heated and pulverized until the meat is cooked. So, California roll is a type of cooked sushi.

What Sauce Goes On Sushi?

Sushi can be served with a slew of sauces, depending on the kind of sushi or your preference. Some of the most common sauces served on sushi include spicy mayo, wasabi, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and unagi sauce. 

Other less common sauces you can put on your sushi include tobiko sauce, ketchup, or miso oil.

Is Sushi Meant To Be Eaten With Chopsticks?

While you can eat sushi with chopsticks, they’re actually traditionally eaten with the hands. So, if the next time you’re at a restaurant, don’t hesitate to enjoy these little treats with your bare hands. Just make sure to wash them first.

25 Delicious Cooked Sushi Recipes To Try 

The delicious cooked sushi recipes to try consist of rice and is served cold.


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