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 WW points on the blue plan, per roll (with mayo)!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Keyword california rolls, sushi
Prep Time 45minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 1hour5minutes
Author Terri Gilson
1cucumber, sliced into thin sticks
2avocados, thinly sliced
½-16 oz pkg crab meat (leg style)sliced in half, lengthwise
4sheetsNori seaweed sheets, cut in half, lengthwiseabout ½ of a 21 g bag
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.
Cut Nori seaweed sheets in half, and place on a sushi rolling mat. Add ⅔ 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!
*NOTE: You can use a traditional sushi rolling mat (covered with food safe plastic wrap/saran wrap) for this recipe, but I prefer the modern dishwasher safe rolling mats that are now available. They are easier to clean and in my world, that means everything! I used the Lekue Makisu Silicone Sushi Mat, clear, and thought it was great!My Amazon Recommendations (affiliate links)
Homemade California Rolls (Sushi)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 61Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.