California-Roll Salad

This quick and easy recipe employs the timesaving ingredients of microwave rice and ready-to-eat surimi. The delicious result is a refreshing main dish salad perfect for hot summer nights.

California-Roll Salad
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Cook 3 mins Microwave 90 seconds


  • 2 8.8 ounce packages microwaveable rice (such as Uncle Ben's Ready Rice)
  • 2/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 medium cucumber peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups surimi (about 8 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 12 Boston lettuce leaves (from 1 small head), rinsed and dried
  • 6 tablespoons finely crushed wasabi peas (optional)

Make It

1. Microwave each rice package for 90 seconds. Place rice in medium-size bowl and stir in vinegar, sugar and salt; let sit 10 minutes.

2. While rice sits, cut each avocado in half. Cut 3 of the halves into 1/2-inch chunks. Cut remaining half into 12 slices; set aside.

3. Gently stir avocado chunks, cucumber and surimi into rice.

4. Fan 2 lettuce leaves on a plate. Top with 1 cup rice mixture; repeat for 6 servings. Garnish each with two avocado slices and 1 tablespoon crushed wasabi peas, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 315, Fat, total (g): 13, chol. (mg): 8, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 40, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 9, sodium (mg): 812, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.