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California Roll

California rolls so easy, an 11 year old can make them!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: California/Asian
Author: Cynthia


  • 3 cups cooked brown or white rice
  • 2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Surimi (imitation crab meat, you can get organic, wild-caught at Whole Foods, either in chunks or in the cylinder form)
  • Cucumber peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • Wasabi mayonnaise or wasabi paste
  • Sliced avocado


  • Make the brown rice ahead of time. Whisk rice vinegar and sugar together and toss with cooled rice.
  • Layer rice on top of nori.
  • Spread a thin layer of wasabi or wasabi mayonnaise.
  • Add strips of surimi, cucumber and avocado.
  • Roll tightly and cut into 6 pieces. Serve with soy sauce and pickled ginger.