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California sushi rolls

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Total Time
20 min
20 min
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Sushi is surprisingly easy to make at home. Most of the ingredients, including sushi rice, rice vinegar, wasabi (green horseradish) paste, and nori (paper-thin sheets of dried seaweed), can be found in Asian supermarkets.


Sushi rice

200 g

Sesame Seeds

2 teaspoon(s)

Rice Wine Vinegar

1 tablespoon(s)

Soy Sauce

2 tablespoon(s)

Wasabi paste

½ teaspoon(s), level, Optional

Root Ginger

1 teaspoon(s), grated


4 sheet(s)


½ medium, peeled, destoned and cut into thin strips


½ portion(s), medium, peeled and cut into thin strips

Seafood Sticks

100 g, cut into thin strips


  1. Cook the rice to pack instructions, then transfer to a large bowl and stir in the vinegar and sesame seeds
  2. Meanwhile, make the dipping sauce by whisking together the wasabi paste (if using), soy sauce and grated ginger until blended, then set aside.
  3. Place a sheet of nori lengthwise, shiny-side down, onto a rolling mat or baking paper. Dampen your hands with water and spread a quarter of the rice mixture onto the nori, leaving a 1/2-inch border across the top. Make a 1/4-inch-deep indentation crosswise along the center of the rice; place one-quarter each of the cucumber, avocado, and seafood into the groove in the rice.
  4. Hold the filling in place with your fingers as you curl the mat forward with your thumbs until the two ends of the nori overlap, forming a cylinder. Applying gentle but even pressure to the mat, remove the roll from the mat. Cut into 6 pieces with a very sharp knife, moistening the knife with water between each cut. Repeat with the remaining nori, rice, cucumber, avocado, and surimi. Serve rolls with the dipping sauce and some pickled ginger (if desired).