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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

California Roll Recipe

I was provided a Sushiquik to facilitate this review and giveaway. Any and all opinions expressed are my own.

It's easy to make your own California Roll at home! California Rolls contain crab, avocado, and cucumber for a fresh and delicious meal or appetizer idea!

It's easy to make your own California Roll at home! California Rolls contain crab, avocado and cucumber for a fresh and delicious meal or appetizer idea!

Let me preface this by saying, I have never made sushi at home before this post. I have always thought it was too complicated and I am not really a big fan of raw fish. That was always my excuse. It's funny how a simple little gadget can not only change your thinking but totally spark a new set of ideas and recipes. I hope y'all are ready - I have been stuffing all kinds of stuff into "sushi rolls" .... and this California Roll recipe is just the beginning, I'm sure!

It's easy to make your own California Roll at home! California Rolls contain crab, avocado and cucumber for a fresh and delicious meal or appetizer idea!

When we visit our favorite local Asian restaurant, I often grab a few pieces of a California Roll and share some with my kiddos. Being perfectly honest, my older boys are way more adventurous when it comes to eating sushi .... they will try it all ... and they actually like it! For them, it's a treat to get to eat something Mom doesn't make at home!

I was recently introduced to Sushiquik. SushiQuik offers the easiest and the best way to make sushi at home. They have designed the world's #1 sushi making kit, creating fun for the whole family! After so many times of trying various sushi rolls out, my boys had fun making and eating their own California Roll.

It's easy to make your own California Roll at home! California Rolls contain crab, avocado and cucumber for a fresh and delicious meal or appetizer idea!

Our first couple looked a bit shabby, but by the third and fourth rolls, we were really getting the hang of it! You can see my hand model (Isaac) making his own California Roll! With the Sushiquik, it was easy to make our own sushi rolls at home!

We had fun making California Rolls and I can see plenty of these being made when it's scorching hot this Summer here in Phoenix! Gabriel and Abby even got in on the fun by adding their ingredients to their rolls and helping spread the sushi rice!

Also, before this California Roll recipe, I have never made sushi rice before. I did a quick Google search and ran across a Sushi Rice recipe on No Recipes that did a great job of breaking it down into steps with pictures. I have linked that recipe into my recipe below in case you need it too! :) Enjoy!

It's easy to make your own California Roll at home! California Rolls contain crab, avocado and cucumber for a fresh and delicious meal or appetizer idea!

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California Roll
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Yield: varies

Ingredients 
  • Sushi Rice
  • ½ Nori Sheet
  • Imitation Crab Meat strips
  • Cucumber strips
  • Avocado strips
  • Sesame Seeds (optional)
Optional ingredients for serving:
  • Wasabi, Soy Sauce, Pickled Ginger

Instructions

1. Place the nori onto the white mat

2. With the rice paddle, spread the sushi rice evenly onto the nori until it’s completely covered

3. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the rice.

4. Carefully flip the nori over so the rice is on the bottom.

5. Lay the crab sticks along the nori. Make sure that there’s an even amount of crab sticks throughout the roll.

6. Top with avocado and cucumber.

7. Roll your sushi with the white mat, starting from the end closest to you.

8. Put your roll on a cutting board and then place the Sushiquik cutting guide over it to create equal pieces.

9. Serve with wasabi, soy sauce and/or pickled ginger.

It's easy to make your own California Roll at home! California Rolls contain crab, avocado and cucumber for a fresh and delicious meal or appetizer idea!

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It's easy to make your own California Roll at home! California Rolls contain crab, avocado and cucumber for a fresh and delicious meal or appetizer idea!

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38 comments:

  1. I'd probably start with a california roll too. I'm not sure what kind of sushi grade fish I can even get around here... but I would love to try making sushi at home! Your rolls turned out so pretty!

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  2. I love California rolls! they are so good! I would love to win this! :)

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  3. I would love to make Philadelphia Rolls and Spicy Tuna Rolls! Yummy!!

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  4. i would make a spicy salmn roll
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  5. For the first try I think the California Roll would be a good one to start with.

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  6. My favorite is the California Roll, so that's what I'd make first.

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  7. Looove California Rolls (with the crab stick not the mayo mix!!)

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  8. I'd start with the California roll.

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  9. I would love to start simple and make a california roll those are my families favorite!

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  10. I love sushi. It is so hard to find a good restaurant to get sushi at. I would live to make it at home. Thanks for sharing

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  11. I would definitely make the California roll!!

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  12. I loveeeee sushi! This would be so amazing to have.

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  13. Also, I would make a negi hamachi roll :)

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  14. I don't think I'd be too adventurous on my first attempt so I'd probably start with a California Roll.

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  15. Oh my word, Jamie !! I love this recipe ... don't like raw fish, but definitely imitation crab sticks ! {I'll give the chop sticks a skip though..lol !}

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  16. I would make a veggie roll with brown rice

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  17. These look fantastic! I love California Rolls, but have never made them at home. I would definitely try to make those first.

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  18. Hello! I don't eat sushi but my son and daughter in-law love it. If I were to win, this would be a fun gift to them. Thank-you. :)

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  19. Definitely california rolls and philidelphia rolls!!

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  20. I would love to make some California rolls.

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  21. For those of us who don't like or haven't tried raw fish, this is perfect. We can make our own exactly like we want. Mine would be the California roll with extra avocado.

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  22. Wow, that looks way easier than trying to roll the straw mat!! I love California Rolls, and won't touch sashimi...no raw fish for me, lol

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  23. These look so professional and I love the tutorial, Jamie! You make me think I could almost do this myself! haha

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  24. Gahhhh! Sushi is my absolute favorite! I've never made it at home, but you are inspiring me to try!!

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  25. California roll is the way to go! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. any sushi would be good. but a homemade spicy tuna roll would be amazing!

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  27. I love a good California Roll, too. I also like unagi in my rolls.... or tuna. Yummy, this post is making me crave sushi!

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  28. Sounds like a great idea I have the bamboo rolling mat

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  29. Looks good Jamie and the kit is a great idea!

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  30. I would never make sushi at home without that tool, for sure! Thanks for the info and the recipe!

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  31. I really want to figure out how to make sushi someday--would probably save me a ton. I'd go for simple veggie rolls, like asparagus and avocado to start (separate), and work my way up to spicy tuna.

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  32. I want to make this!! I have watched the sushi makers at HEB so many times and it's on my list to make! This super cool tool would really make it fun!!

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  33. Where do you get Sushi rice? Never Heard of it!

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  34. Cute gadget. I do it old school but anything that encourages more people to make sushi rolls at home is a good thing. :)

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  35. This is awesome my daughter loves sushi. I'm still pretty new so I would start off with the California roll too. But this would be awesome to win my daughter & I could try new sushi together

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