Sushi Rice Balls with Avocado


By Lori Taylor

When you think about avocados, is the first thing that comes to mind guacamole? Guac is great however, avocados are much more versatile than you think! I love putting an avocado slice on a fried egg sandwich, or tossing avocado chunks into salad. The options are endless!

One unique use for avocados is tossing them into sushi balls! Sushi recipes are plentiful, but this sushi rice balls with avocado recipe by our friend, California Avocado Commission is extremely easy to make, only has a few simple ingredients, and is beyond delicious. Try them for yourself – you won’t be disappointed 🙂

Avocados are extremely rich in dietary fiber (40% DV) and vitamin C (25%), and has 3 grams of protein per serving! You should also be aware that avocados have a high fat content, so it is not recommended that you consume more than one at a time 🙂

Sushi Rice Balls with Avocado

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Course: Appetizers, Main Dishes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 avocado peeled, seeded & diced
  • 6 cups rice short grain, hot cooked
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar seasoned
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 5 shrimp medium


  • Drizzle vinegar over hot cooked rice, gently fold to mix
  • In a small bowl, pour the soy sauce over the avocado, toss to coat
  • Place the cold water in a separate bowl, mix in salt
  • Dip your hands into the bowl before shaping each rice bowl
  • Place 1/2 cup sushi rice in your hand, make an opening in the middle of the rice
  • Place avocado and shrimp in the center and cover with rice to form a ball
  • Roll in sesame seeds


Note: Goes well with additional soy sauce, wasabi & pickled ginger

This is one of my favorite sushi recipes, and I hope you’ll agree! Enjoy!

xoxo The Produce Mom

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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