9 california rolls in a sushi dish with sriracha mayonnaise swirled on top
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Homemade California Rolls (Sushi)

This simple, healthy and delicious Homemade California Rolls (sushi) appetizer recipe with cucumber, imitation crab, avocado, Nori seaweed, rice and black sesame and sriracha mayonnaise is fun and easy to make and is only 2 Weight Watchers freestyle smart points per roll (with mayo)!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword california rolls, sushi
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 36 rolls
Calories 61kcal
Author Terri Gilson


  • 1 cucumber, sliced into thin sticks
  • 2 avocados, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 -16 oz pkg crab meat (leg style)sliced in half, lengthwise
  • 4 sheets Nori seaweed sheets, cut in half, lengthwise about 1/2 of a 21 g bag

Sushi rice



Sushi Rice:

  • Place the rice and 2 cups of water into a medium saucepan and place over high heat. Bring to a boil, uncovered. Once it begins to boil, reduce the heat to the lowest setting and cover. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Combine the rice vinegar, sugar and salt in a small bowl and heat in the microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds. Transfer the rice into a large wooden or glass mixing bowl and add the vinegar mixture. Fold thoroughly to combine and coat each grain of rice with the mixture. Allow to cool to room temperature before using.

California Rolls:

  • Cut Nori seaweed sheets in half, and place on a sushi rolling mat. Add 2/3 cups rice spreading evenly,  pressing down onto seaweed so that it sticks.
  • Sprinkle on some black sesame seeds (about a tsp), then flip it over.  * Don't worry it will flip over very easily and the rice will stick!
  • Add the crab leg, cucumber and avocado.
  • Start to roll with the end closest to you, as  shown in VIDEO ( in NOTES)
  • Once tightly rolled, cut evenly into pieces and serve!


  • Add Sriracha mayo as desired.



Nutrition Facts
Homemade California Rolls (Sushi)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 35mg2%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.6mg