California Roll

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Total Time: 10 min

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Japanese tradition meets the California Avocado in everyone’s favorite sushi roll. We know using avocados in sushi is nothing new, but using fresh, creamy, ripe California Avocados makes this avocado sushi recipe extra exciting and delicious. Fresh crab and cucumber are perfect companions to good-for-you avocado. If you’ve never made sushi at home, what are you waiting for? This California roll recipe is so simple and tasty, you may never go to the sushi bar again.

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Serves: 4

2 sheets nori (dried seaweed), cut in half 4 cups prepared sushi rice 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds 1 1/2 cups cups fresh crab meat 1 small cucumber, cut into large matchsticks 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and cut into 16 slices 2 Tbsp. tobiko/ white fish roe Wasabi, optional Pickled ginger, optional Tamari or soy sauce for serving, optional
  1. Place a sheet of nori (seaweed) on a plastic-wrapped bamboo roller. Wet your hands with cool water to prevent sushi rice from sticking. Take one cup of prepared sushi rice and spread it evenly around the seaweed.
  2. Sprinkle with ¼ of the sesame seeds. Flip the nori over so that the rice is in contact with the plastic wrap, leaving the bamboo roller in place.
  3. Layer ¼ of the crab, cucumber, and avocado on top of the nori on the side closest to you. Use your bamboo roller, to roll the sushi away from you. Press and roll until you get to the end.
  4. Cut the sushi in half with a very sharp knife and wipe the blade with a wet towel between each cut. Cut each piece in half again, and repeat until you have 8 pieces total.
  5. Remember to wipe your blade between each cut.
  6. Finally, top each slice with some tobiko. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with wasabi, ginger, and soy or tamari.

Beverage Pairing: Unfiltered Sake.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Editor's Note

Are you looking for more seafood and avocado recipes to try? See how you can incorporate California Avocados into your diet with these delicious seafood dishes.

Did You Know?

There are lots of quick and easy recipes on this site. Some have more than 7 ingredients, but most can be prepared in 15 minutes or less. Even with simple recipes it helps to know how to store avocados before you use them and if you have any left over.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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