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Homemade California Roll
"Who knew homemade sushi would be so easy? This California roll is so simple to make and is filled with crab, creamy avocado and cucumber! I could eat sushi pretty much everyday. I am so glad I rediscovered my sushi rolling mat I bought off Amazon a while ago. Sushi is SO easy to make at home and fun too! I am always thinking about new rolls to make at home and my favorite fillings are crab, shrimp, smoked salmon, cucumbers, and avocado- listed in no particular order."
Preparation Time30 min
- 4 cups Water
- 2 cups Jasmine or White Rice
- 4 tablespoons White wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons White sugar
- 1 Avocado; sliced into thin strips
- 1 Cucumber; sliced into thin strips; about 1/4 inch
- 6 Imitation Crab Sticks
- 3 Seaweed Sheets
- 2 teaspoons Sesame Seeds
- 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
Place plastic wrap on top of a sushi rolling mat about an inch extra on both ends of the mat. Set aside.
Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, about 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the rice to a large bowl and add rice vinegar. Stir using a wooden spoon and season with sugar. Set the rice aside and let cool for about 30 minutes.
Once the rice has been cooled, place a sheet of seaweed on the sushi mat. Spread a thin layer of rice on top of the the seaweed. In no particular order, place 2 to 3 avocado slices lined across the center, then add the cucumber slices and then the crab meat.
Using the mat as a guide, carefully roll the California roll into a tight log. Cut roll into 6 even pieces using a sharp wet knife. Repeat with remaining sheets of seaweed and filling.
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