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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!
Servings: 2 people


  • 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.