California Roll Lettuce Cups

Interested in making your own 'sushi?' This recipe is for you

Have you ever thought about making your own sushi? This recipe won't provide you with rolls, but we're pretty sure that you'll still love the end result. Reconsider your idea on what sushi is with these California Roll Lettuce Cups.

This recipe was developed by Ryan and Sara Hall and Alaska Seafood.

Former NCAA champion Ryan Hall is the current U.S. record holder for the half marathon and the first American to complete it in under an hour. He is a two-time Olympian, participating in both the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In 2008, Ryan was named male Road Runner of the Year by the Road Runners Club of America. He and his wife Sara rely on the unique nutrient profile found in Alaska Seafood to recover and to recharge their muscles throughout training. Sara Hall is a professional distance runner, former cross country national champion, and Pan American Games gold medalist. She’s a 9-time U.S. National Team member and 3-time Olympic trials finalist. 

4
Servings
570
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  short grain or sushi rice
  • 1/3  Cup  seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1  Pound  imitation crab, such as Alaska Surimi Seafood (Imitation Crab)
  • 1/4  Cup  mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper, if desired
  • head butter/bib lettuce leaves, separated and rinsed
  • ripe avocado, peeled and cubed, sprinkled with lemon juice
  • 1  Cup  diced English cucumber
  • toasted nori (seaweed) sheets, sliced into thin strips (or 1 cup toasted seaweed shreds)
  • 3  Tablespoons  toasted sesame seeds

Directions

Prepare rice in rice cooker or saucepot according to directions, but replacing 1/3 cup water with seasoned rice vinegar.  Let cool when done.

Chop surimi into bite-sized pieces; add to a bowl.  Stir in mayonnaise.  Season with salt and pepper, if desired, to taste.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
24g
27%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
61mg
20%
Carbohydrate, by difference
69g
53%
Protein
28g
61%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
160mg
16%
Choline, total
24mg
6%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
51µg
13%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
121mg
38%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
507mg
72%
Selenium, Se
36µg
65%
Sodium, Na
1042mg
69%
Water
94g
3%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

California Roll Shopping Tip

Rice is a staple of Asian cooking – for a more nutritious rice dish, reach for brown rice at your grocery store, it has a high protein and fiber content.

California Roll Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.