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Panthers coach Ron Rivera created a fancy sushi roll. Here's what's in it.

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera speaks at a pre-draft press conference at Bank of America Stadium on April 24, 2018.
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera speaks at a pre-draft press conference at Bank of America Stadium on April 24, 2018. knikouyeh@charlotteobserver.com

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera has more on his plate than a new team owner and and a season opener in 68 days.

He also has sushi. Very fancy sushi, with softshell crab, kani (made from crab) and cucumber, wrapped in avocado, topped with eel sauce and spicy mayonnaise and served with a side of poke (more raw fish) and avocado.

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The Riverboat Ron Roll at Cowfish and eeZ Fusion Sushi has a crunchy filling of softshell crab and kani (crab stick) wrapped in thinly sliced avocado and topped with spicy mayo and eel sauce. Cowfish

The Riverboat Ron Roll, named in Rivera's honor, is available at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar in Charlotte and Raleigh and at eeZ Fusion & Sushi in Huntersville for $17. For every one ordered, $2 will be donated to the Humane Society of Charlotte and SPCA of Wake County.

Rivera and his wife, Stephanie, created the roll to raise money for organizations that support pet adoption after the death of their own two dogs. The Riveras worked with Cowfish sushi chef Rifali Almunir to pick the ingredients.

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Stephanie and Ron Rivera created the Riverboat Ron Roll to raise money for two organizations that support pet adoption. Courtesy of Cowfish

Since softshell crab is seasonal, the roll will only be available through September.

Kathleen Purvis; 704-358-5236.
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