California Crepe Rolls

California Crepe Rolls

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


This version of the popular California roll is enveloped in a crepe instead of seaweed. Wasabi sauce is a fiery, green-colored condiment typically served with sushi. It comes in a powder that you mix with water much like dry mustard. You can omit it, if desired. It's crucial to use short-grain rice that turns sticky when cooked.

From Cooking Light Magazine, April 1999.


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30 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 3/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    uncooked short-grain rice
  • 1/4 c
    water, divided
  • 3 Tbsp
    low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    wasabi powder
  • 10
    crepes, homemade or purchased
  • 20 small
    spinach leaves
  • 30 medium
    shrimp, cooked and peeled
  • 20 slice
    peeled avocado peeled (about 1 avocado, 1/8-inch thick)
  • 5 tsp
    sesame seeds, toasted

How to Make California Crepe Rolls


  1. Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add rice; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Cool slightly (rice will be sticky).
  2. Combine 2 tablespoons water and soy sauce in a small bowl.
  3. Combine 2 tablespoons water and wasabi powder in a small bowl.
  4. Gently spread about 1/4 cup rice mixture over 1 crepe using moist fingertips. Place 2 spinach leaves on lower third of crepe. Arrange 3 shrimp and 2 avocado slices over spinach. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds. Roll up crepe jelly-roll fashion, pressing seam to seal.
  5. Cut roll crosswise into 4 slices. Repeat procedure with the remaining crepes, rice mixture, spinach, shrimp, avocado slices, and sesame seeds.
  6. Serve with soy sauce mixture and wasabi sauce.
  7. Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 4 crepe slices, 1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce mixture, and about 1/2 teaspoon wasabi sauce).
  8. CALORIES 201 (21% from fat); FAT 4.6g (sat 0.9g, mono 2g, poly 1g); PROTEIN 12.8g; CARB 26.5g; FIBER 1.2g; CHOL 80mg; IRON 2.8mg; SODIUM 379mg; CALC 73mg

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About California Crepe Rolls

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Japanese

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