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Sushi California Roll- -12/31/10


 California roll is one of the most popular sushi rolls in the U.S.   California roll is  a kind of sushi roll, usually made inside-out, containing cucumber, imitation crab stick, and avocado. Sometimes crab salad is substituted for the crab stick, and often the outer layer of rice (in an inside-out roll) is sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds or tobiko (fish roe). Since typical sushi rolls are rolled in dried seaweed, many people who aren't used to eat dried seaweed tend to have hard time to bite sushi rolls. This is one reason that California rolls are made inside-out, so it's easy to bite.   

Tonight we are going to an Appetizers party and I am bringing this tray!  The kids requested that I bring some California rolls and that is what I am going to do.


Close look at the California rolls.

Preparation work..


2 cups sushi rice

4 tablespoon of rice vinegar

4 sheets of nori (dried seaweed)

1 avocado

2 jars of crab meat 
10 sticks of imitation crab

2 tbsp mayonnaise

1/2 tsp salt

1 tablespoon of sugar (more per taste)

Cut the imitation crab into small piece and put them into a food processor   

Chop the imitation crab.


Pour the imitation crab into a large bowl and add the crab meat (make sure to dump out the water in the crab jar).


Add the Mayonnaise and sugar.

Mix it well together.

Taste the mixture and add more sugar if needed.  The crab mixture needs to be on the sweet side.


Put the rice in the saucepan or bowl and pour two times as much water to cover all the rice. Let the rice stay in the water for about 20 to 30 minutes. Pour out the water and fill with fresh water. Put the rice into the rice cooker pan and add water. So basically it is two cups of rice on two and 1/2 cups of water.  Press the button on your rice cooker and cook the rice.

Put the rice into a large bowl and pour some rice vinegar over the top of the rice.

Mix it well together.

Cut the nori sheet in half and spread some rice on top of the nori sheet.  Don't pile up the rice!  1/4 inch think will work.

Turn the nori sheet  so the rice is upside down. 


Spread the crab filling and then add a few slice of avocado.  Roll the sushi roll by putting a bit of pressure. 

Remove the mat and cut the sushi into 6 pieces.

Important Tip: Keep the knife very moist to prevent sticking, remoistening before each cut. Turn the pieces on end and arrange on platter.

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