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California Roll

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Here is a classic, the California Roll.
Ingredients
  Lemon 1⁄2 Large, juiced
  Avocado 1 Medium, peeled, pitted, and sliced into 1/4-inch thick pieces
  Nori sheets 4 Large
  Sushi rice 1 Cup (16 tbs), cooked
  Sesame seeds 1 Cup (16 tbs), undefined
  Cucumber 1 Small, peeled, seeded, and cut into matchstick-size pieces
  Crab sticks 4 Large, cut into strips
  Pickled ginger 2 Tablespoon (for serving) (Optional)
  Wasabi 2 Tablespoon (for serving) (Optional)
  Light soy sauce 2 Tablespoon (for serving) (Optional)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Squeeze the lemon juice over the avocado to prevent browning.

MAKING
2. Place a nori sheet, shiny side down, on the mat.
3. Wet your fingers with water and spread about 1/2 cup of the rice evenly onto the nori.
4. Sprinkle the rice with sesame seeds.
5. Turn the sheet of nori over so that the rice side is down.
6. Place 1/4 of the cucumber, avocado and crab sticks in the center of the sheet.
7. Grab the edge of the mat closest to you, keeping the fillings in place with your fingers, and roll it into a tight cylinder, using the mat to shape the cylinder.
8. Pull away the mat and set aside. Repeat until all of the rice has been used.

SERVING
9. Cut each roll into 6 pieces.
10. Serve with pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce if you like.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Assembled
Dish: 
Sushi
Ingredient: 
Nori
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Learn how to make this inside-out sushi roll with this step by step video. This Americanized version of sushi made with crab-sticks, avocado and cucumber, is really easy to make at home and even more when you have the sushiquick roller. You can use the techniques for making the California Rolls to make other variations with different fillings as sushi rolls are extremely versatile and you can make endless varieties. Think of a sushi roll as a sandwich and it's sure to get your imagination rolling as to what to fill it with. Be creative!

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