California hand roll – sushi.

This has to be one of the easiest ways to get your sushi fix. I made it with and without “sushi rice” and it’s great either way. I like it just fine without making the vinegar/sugar mixture for the sushi rice and if you eliminate that you eliminate calories, prep time, and kitchen mess. Five simple ingredients, let’s go!

California Hand Roll

Makes a 10 good sized hand rolls. About 200 calories for each roll.

1 pkg. Trader Joe’s microwave organic brown rice. (2 c. brown rice). Let cool before you roll or it will wilt your nori wrap.
2-1/2 c. (10 oz.) cooked crab meat sticks (or imitation crab)
5 T. mayonnaise
2 med. avocados
5 sheets sushi nori, (roasted seaweed wrap)

Break down the crab with your hands into a bowl. Use the sharp end of a spatula (the burger flipping kind) and chop fine. Stir in mayo. Slice avocados in half lengthwise then into long strips. You should be able to get 5 per half (a total of twenty, two for each roll). Fold and tear sushi nori into halves. Hold sushi nori in hand, plop a fork full of rice, then crab mix, then two avocado strips and roll it up! Roll into a cone shape. Then using your fork press/pack the crab mix and rice deeper into roll tightening it up. Top of loosely with more crab mix. EAT! Roll another, and another, and another. Don’t forget to pass!

Sushi Rice Mix

This is Alton Brown’s recipe off halved for this recipe. Just add mixture to your 2 c. cooked rice.

1 T. rice vinegar
1 T. turbinado sugar
1 t. sea salt

Put all three ingredients into a small bowl or coffee mug and microwave for 45 sec. Stir making sure sugar is fully dissolved. Fold mixture into cooked rice covering every piece of rice. Be sure to let it cool before getting your roll on.

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