California Rolls / Sushi Rice

I love sushi. All types! I haven’t found a sushi place since we moved out here about a year and a half ago, so I figured I might as well try to make some at home. I wanted to try an easier recipe so I can “work up to” the harder ones, California rolls sounded like fun too! I used my rice cooker to make the rice, so easy. And used imitation crab so the sushi was also pretty inexpensive.

My dad and I would always go out for sushi when we lived in SoCal and we had our favorite spot. I miss being able to go hang out with my dad as often as I could, so making and eating this sushi made me think of him! When he and my step-mom come out to visit, we will have to get some sushi nearby ❤️

For my California roll, I didn’t put cucumber in it. I’m not a cucumber fan, so if it’s in the sushi at a restaurant I will eat it, but I won’t go out of my way to buy it 😂 I used imitation crab, as I mentioned above, nori (seaweed for sushi), Nishiki rice, and avocado. For the sushi rice, I have a recipe below. Make sure to let your sushi rice cool down before applying to the nori. I was in a hurry and didn’t let it cool down as much as I should have so it made the nori weep some. It was still tasty though 😋 Check out my pics and both recipes! Enjoy!

Nishiki rice and rice vinegar
Rice is rinsed and drained and put in rice cooker with water to cook.
I dissolved sugar and salt into rice vinegar to add to rice when it was done cooking.
Mixed rice vinegar mix with rice and put into glass dishes to cool down, fanning out with rice paddle.
Nori rough side up on plastic wrap on bamboo mat.
I didn’t let the rice cool down as much as I should have and it made the nori weep. It rolls up so much better if it is cooled down more.
Wasn’t the most pretty looking sushi but it tasted good! Definitely will make again!

Published by Melissa

A stay at home mom who loves to cook!

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