California Crab Rolls (Sushi)

Connie "Kiyu" Guerrero


Here's is a simple and cheapest way to eat all the sushi you want!

This is also a great side dish for your Sunday afternoon football game.

You can use any filling such as: scrambled eggs (cut lengthwise), any Deli Salad, Avocado, cucumber, pickled red ginger...etc.


★★★★☆ 3 votes

20 Min
20 Min


  • 4 c
    sushi rice (cooked)
  • 1 pkg
    nori sushi wrappers (seaweed)
  • 1 medium
    avocado (thin slice lengthwise)
  • 1 medium
    cucumber (remove the seeds and slice thin lengthwise)
  • 1 c
    crabmeat or (deli crab salad)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 medium
    bowl of water (to dip you fingers so it don't stick)
  • 1 bottle
    furikake (seaweed rice sprinkler)
  • 2 Tbsp
    red pickles ginger (for garnish)
  • 4 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    water (more or less)
  • 1 pinch

How to Make California Crab Rolls (Sushi)


  1. Make the rice - (Mix 4-tbsp rice vinegar, salt, sugar and water) - Mix vinegar water mixture into the rice and mix them well. - This is done to prevent the rice from sticking to your fingers and also to add flavor to the rice)
  2. Cover the bamboo mat in plastic wrap.
    Cut a piece of Nori (seaweed/algae) in two..
    Cut up some avacado, cucumber and cream cheese.
  3. Place the ½ nori sheet at the end (toward you) of the mat.
    Spread a small handfull of sushi rice on the nori sheet, leaving a ¼ of an inch on either side..
    Shake on some furikake or sesame seeds.

    Flip the whole thing over (yes it's sticky enough that it's possible)
  4. Place one slice avacado, cucumber and crab meat and mayonaise or cream cheese (thin slice) along the middle of the roll.

    Roll gently with even pressure. Cut roll in half.
    Align the 2 halves and cut twice into 6 even pieces.
  5. Arrange the sushi on a platter and serve.

    FOR DIPPING SAUCE: Mix in a small bowl, 3-tbsp Soy sauce, 2-tbsp lemon juice and wasabi.

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About California Crab Rolls (Sushi)

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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