California Roll Sushi

    1 day 6 hours 30 mins

    California Roll - it's really good. Serve with soya sauce and wasabi.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 cup (200g) uncooked Japanese short-grain white rice
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 1/4 cup (30ml) rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 1/2 cup (60g) imitation crabmeat, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) mayonnaise
    • 8 sheets nori (dry seaweed)
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds
    • 1 large cucumber, cut into thin spears
    • 2 avocados - pitted, peeled, and sliced the long way

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1day6hr  ›  Ready in:1day6hr30min 

    1. Wash the rice in several changes of water until the rinse water is no longer cloudy, drain well, and place in a covered pan or rice cooker with 1 cup (250ml) water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cover the pan. Allow the rice to simmer until the top looks dry, about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat, and let stand for 10 minutes to absorb the rest of the water.
    2. Mix the rice vinegar and sugar in a small bowl until the sugar has dissolved, and stir the mixture into the cooked rice until well combined. Allow the rice to cool, and set aside.
    3. Mix the imitation crabmeat with mayonnaise in a bowl, and set aside. To roll the sushi, cover a bamboo rolling mat with plastic wrap. Lay a sheet of nori, shiny side down, on the plastic wrap. With wet fingers, firmly pat a thin, even layer of prepared rice over the nori, leaving .5cm uncovered at the bottom edge of the sheet. Sprinkle the rice with about 1/2 teaspoon of sesame seeds, and gently press them into the rice. Carefully flip the nori sheet over so the seaweed side is up.
    4. Place 2 or 3 long cucumber spears, 2 or 3 slices of avocado, and about 1 tablespoon of imitation crab mixture in a line across the nori sheet, about 1/4 from the uncovered edge. Pick up the edge of the bamboo rolling sheet, fold the bottom edge of the sheet up, enclosing the filling, and tightly roll the sushi into a cylinder about 4cm in diameter. Once the sushi is rolled, wrap it in the mat and gently squeeze to compact it tightly.
    5. Cut each roll into 2.5cm pieces with a very sharp knife dipped in water.

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    not bad, but traditional sushi rice should have a bit of salt in it. the correct method is to add about 1 tsp salt per three cups of rice, you dissolve the salt with the sugar in the vinegar, so for one cup rice, it would be about 1/3 tsp salt. otherwise, this would be perfect.  -  23 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Way too much mayonnaise ratio to finely chopped crabmeat. It drowned out the crabmeat taste. Instead of 1/4 cup mayo, I'd put 1-1.5 tbsp for 1/2 a cup of crabmeat.  -  10 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The first time I make these, they came out rather large but everyone loved them. I took the recommendation and used less mayo. Then I added alittle siracha hot sauce to the mayo to make them Spicy California rolls. Very tasty!!!!!!!  -  23 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)