California Roll

California Roll

California Roll

"I was really gratified that, of all the episodes of 'Cooked,' the baking one really hit a chord. There were months where there were dozens of loaves posted from people on my Twitter feed every day… And it's a little bit of a guy thing. Most of those loaves put up on Twitter were put up there by guys."
Michael Pollan
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 mins
Additional Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Japanese
Servings 5
Calories 445 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • ½ cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ pound cooked crab meat drained of excess liquid and shredded
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 5 sheets nori dry seaweed
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • ¼ cup red caviar such as tobiko
  • 1 English cucumber seeded and sliced into strips
  • 2 tablespoons drained pickled ginger for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon wasabi paste

Instructions
 

  • Wrap a sushi rolling mat completely in plastic wrap and set aside.
  • Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer rice to a bowl and cut in vinegar using a rice paddle or wooden spoon. Season with sugar and salt. Allow to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  • Combine crab meat with mayonnaise in a small bowl.
  • Place nori sheet on a flat work surface. Spread a thin layer of rice on top of nori. Place nori, rice side down, on the prepared rolling mat. Place 2 to 3 avocado slices on top of the nori in one layer. Top with 2 to 3 tablespoons of the crab mixture. Spoon 1 to 2 teaspoons tobiko lengthwise on one side of the avocado-crab mixture, and 2 cucumber strips on the other side. Using the mat as a guide, carefully roll the California roll into a tight log. Remove the rolling mat. Top roll with more tobiko, cover with plastic wrap, and gently press the tobiko into the top of the roll. Remove the plastic and cut roll into 6 even pieces using a wet knife.
  • Repeat with remaining sheets of nori and filling. Serve garnished with pickled ginger, soy sauce, and wasabi paste

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NUTRITION

Nutrition Facts
California Roll
Serving Size
 
5 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
445
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Cholesterol
 
94
mg
31
%
Sodium
 
1237
mg
54
%
Potassium
 
509
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
70
g
23
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
15
g
30
%
Calcium
 
95
mg
10
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Roll, Sushi
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