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A selection of 8 crab sushi made into sushi sacks over a black board surrounded by a spoon of spicy mayo and a spoon of scallions and soy sauce

Crab Sushi Stacks

This is a cross between your favorite Crab Sushi and California rolls made into sushi stacks for a fun and easy sushi recipe. Same ingredients but fun new way for crab sushi step by step.
Course Main Course, Main Dish, sushi
Cuisine Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Keyword crab sushi, Crab sushi recipe, sushi rice, sushi stacks
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 8 stacks
Calories 151 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 3/4 cup crab meat
  • 1/2 cup mango
  • 2 avocados mashed
  • 1/3 cup shredded cucumber
  • 4 nori seaweed sheets cut up
  • 2 tablespoons mixed sesame seeds
  • 1 scallion chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sushi rice cooked
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Cook the sushi rice and season it according to directions on the Sushi Burrito post.
    Ingredients for the crab sushi and sushi stacks, a pot of rice, seaweed sheets, spicy mayo, soy sauce, crab meat, mashed avocado, mango, scallions, shredded cucumbers, sesame seeds, dry measuring cups
  2. Take a dry measuring cup (1/4 cup or 1/3 cup ideally) and start layering the sushi stack.
  3. Start with the mango chunks, top that with cucumber shreds and a layer of the mashed avocados. The mashed avocado layers acts as a glue.
    shredded cucumbers added over the mango chunks in the same measuring cups
  4. Top that with crab meat, scallions and seaweed. Press it down to stick it well to the ingredients.
    imitation crab meat and scallions are now added in the same measuring cup for the crab sushi
  5. Now the final ingredient is the sushi rice. You’ll need to really cover the surface and use about a quarter of an inch thick layer of rice.
  6. Press down the rice as well as you can.
    cut up seaweed sheets go over the crab meat for the crab sushi
  7. Now take a small pairing knife and run it around the sushi stack to release it from the cup.
    A hand pressing down the sushi rice as the final layer for the crab sushi and pressing it down firmly
  8. Flip the measuring cup on to a plate or serving platter and tap the cup to help release.
    A hand running a knife around the sushi stack to release the crab sushi from the measuring cup
  9. Sprinkle sesame seeds and drizzle some spicy mayo and soy sauce over the sushi stacks and enjoy!
    Flipped up crab sushi on a black board showing the different layers of sushi stack

Recipe Notes


  • This crab sushi is easier than the classic way of making sushi where you roll the sushi and slice it.
  • Also no sushi rolling matt is required here!
  • The flavors here are similar to a california roll, except for the mango.
  • Mango sushi is super flavorful because the sweetness compliments the spicy mayo, soy sauce, cucumber, crab meat and avocado so well!
  • Choose the measuring cup you prefer, and remember the width will be the final size of your sushi stack. So a one cup measuring cup for example will need to be cut up, because it’s too big for a single bite.
  • The best size for a single (huge) bite would be the 1/4 cup.
  • The layering has to start with the ingredient you want to show first. So for this recipe we started with the mango and that’s why it showed over the top.
  • Use mashed avocados here so that it acts as a glue to stick the ingredients together in the sushi stack.
  • For the seaweed, cut it up roughly to the shape of your measuring cup. It doesn’t have to be perfect!
  • For the sushi rice, I cook mine over the stove not using a rice cooker. It’s always best to start by preparing the rice, and while the rice is cooking you can start chopping and preparing your ingredients.
  • The sushi rice has to be the final and last layer of the sushi stack so make sure to press it down very well.
  • Use a knife and run it around the measuring cup to unmold the sushi stack. Flip the stack over a plate and then tap gently over the bottom of the cup to make sure the sushi stack falls smoothly over a plate.
  • Dress up the sushi stack with some spicy mayo and soy sauce and sesame seeds.
  • Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Crab Sushi Stacks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 392mg17%
Potassium 338mg10%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.