The Easiest 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!
- 4 cups of water
- 2 cup of jasmine rice or short grain rice
- 4 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
- 2 tsp. white sugar
- 1 avocado; sliced
- 1 cucumber; sliced into thin strips; about 1/4 inch
- Imitation crab sticks; cut each in half lengthwise
- Seaweed sheets
- Sesame seeds
- Soy sauce; optional
- Wasabi; optional
- Ginger; optional
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.