Basic California roll

    45 min

    This is a classic California roll recipe - great for those who are just learning to make sushi. Serve as a starter or as part of a Japanese meal.


    Yorkshire, England, UK
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    Makes: 4 California rolls

    • 1/2 cucumber
    • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 90g crabsticks, finely chopped
    • 4 sheets nori (dried seaweed)
    • 500g prepared sushi rice
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds
    • 1 avocado, sliced
    • 4 teaspoons tobiko (flying fish roe)

    Prep:45min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Slice the end off of the cucumber, then cut into quarters lengthways. Thinly slice each quarter lengthways to make spears.
    2. Combine the mayonnaise and chopped crabsticks.
    3. Lay a sheet of nori on a bamboo mat. With wet hands, pat a thin, even layer of rice over the nori, leaving a 1cm edge at the bottom. Sprinkle rice with sesame seeds. Carefully flip over.
    4. About 1/3 of the way from the top of the nori sheet, add 1 tablespoon of the crab mixture in a line across the sheet. Layer with 1 to 2 cucumber spears and 1 to 3 slices of avocado.
    5. Using the bamboo mat, roll the sheet tightly into a cylinder, starting at the top edge. Once at the bottom, moisten the uncovered edge with water and finish rolling. Repeat with remaining three sheets of nori.
    6. Slice each roll into 2cm pieces. Garnish each piece with 1/8 teaspoon or tobiko.

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    Easy as anything and you can adjust the sauces to taste.  -  16 Nov 2016  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)