California Rolls

California Rolls

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Recipe Rating: 3.89953
Serves 4
Serve these simple crab and vegetable rolls with pickled ginger and soy sauce on the side for an ultra-classic presentation.
Ingredients: 
  • 4 sheets nori, (cut into 5-inch x 8-inch pieces)
  • 1 1/4 cup cooked jasmine rice, divided into four equal portions
  • 2 tablespoons wasabi powder
  • 1/2 cup cold lump crabmeat, picked through, shell pieces discarded, cooked and chilled
  • 1 small (8-ounce) cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into matchsticks
  • 8 slices avocado (from 1/2 medium avocado)
  • 4 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
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Method: 
In a small bowl, combine the wasabi powder with 2 tablespoons of water, plus more as needed to make a loose paste. Set aside.

Place 1 nori sheet on a flat surface with shiny side down and coarse side up. Spread 1 portion of the rice evenly over nori going all the way to the left and right edges, but leaving a 1-inch border on the edge closest to you and a 2-inch border on the top.  Spread about 1/4 teaspoon of wasabi paste across the center of rice, from side to side. Arrange 2 tablespoons of the crab, 1/4 of the cucumber, 2 slices of the avocado and 1 teaspoon of the sesame seeds over wasabi. Fold bottom of nori toward the center, just so the ingredients are covered. Roll into a cylinder, and seal the roll by placing 4 grains of rice along the top edge of the nori and press together. Slice roll into 4 pieces. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 3 rolls, and then cut each roll into four pieces each to make 16 pieces total.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 90 calories (25 from fat), 3g total fat, 5mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 10g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber), 3g protein.
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