California Roll Sushi

We have recently been experimenting with making our own sushi.  We purchased a Sushiquik kit from and have made a couple of attempts so far.  The most successful has been with regular sushi rice:


  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp kosher salt

To make the rice:

  1. Rinse rice until water runs clear.  Drain well.
  2. Combine rice and water in rice steamer and start rice steamer.
  3. As soon as rice is finished cooking, combine remaining three ingredients in small glass bowl.  Microwave for about 20 seconds to heat and melt the sugar into vinegar.  Transfer rice to large glass bowl and combine with vinegar mixture.  Mix well.
  4. Spread rice on a cutting board and set aside to cool to room temperature.


  • 3 sheets nori (toasted seaweed sheets)
  • 1/2 package imitation crab meat (in sticks)
  • 1 avocado – peeled and remove pit; slice thinly
  • 1/2 cucumber – peeled with seeds removed; sliced thinly lengthwise
  • toasted sesame seeds


  1. Using Sushiquik, place sheet of nori shiny side down.  Spread thin layer of rice (almost 1/3 of cooked rice) over nori.  Keep fingers wet so that rice doesn’t stick to them.
  2. Sprinkle rice with sesame seeds.  Press down slightly.
  3. Flip nori over.  Assemble the crab, avocado, and cucumber along the bottom of nori.  Then carefully roll.
  4. Cut into 8 pieces.  Serve with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.

One roll was enough for each of us to feel satisfied at dinner.

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