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California Rolls


Special Diet




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Quick & Easy, Cookouts, Entertaining


Sushi Rice

  • 2 cups Uncooked Japanese short grain rice
  • 2 1/2 cups Water
  • 4 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt

California Roll

  • 1/2 lb. imitation crab sticks or crab meat Use crab meat to make it gluten free
  • 1 avocado – peeled, pitted, halved, and cut into 12 slices
  • 1/2 Persian or English seedless cucumber – cut into 6 long strips
  • 3 sheet Nori (seaweed sheets), cut in half, makes 6 sheets
  • 3 tbsp Toasted sesame seeds

Dipping Sauce

  • San-J Tamari Soy Sauce
  • Wasabi Paste


Sushi Rice

  • Rinse the rice in cold water and cook the rice with the water according to he cooking instructions.
  • Mix rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small pan and heat it until sugar and salt are dissolved or microwave it for 30 seconds. Let it cool.
  • Transfer the cooked rice to a large bowl while it’s still hot. Drizzle the vinegar mixture over the hot rice and mix it thoroughly in a folding and slicing motion. Be careful not to smash the rice. Let the seasoned rice cool immediately using a handheld fan or papers. Cover the bowl with a damp kitchen towel to prevent the rice from drying.

California Roll

  • Lay a half-sized nori sheet on a plastic covered bamboo sushi rolling mat.
  • With wet fingers, spread a thin, even layer of 1/6 portion of the sushi rice all over the nori sheet. Sprinkle the rice with sesame seeds.
  • Carefully flip the nori sheet over so the rice is facing down.
  • Place 1/6 portions of the cucumber, avocado, and imitation crab at the bottom of the nori sheet.
  • Grab the bottom edges of the sushi mat and roll it into a tight cylinder.
  • Gently squeeze the roll over the mat. Put the finished roll on a plate and cover it with a damp kitchen towel. Repeat to make 5 more rolls.
  • Cut each roll into 6 to 8 pieces with a sharp knife. Wet the knife with a damp kitchen towel to prevent rice from sticking.
  • Serve the sushi rolls with San-J Tamari Soy Sauce and wasabi.
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