Thursday, May 26, 2011

California Roll

For my birthday James and I went crabbing and then made sushi with family and friends. I love making california rolls because you can modify them to be just veggie so I can make them even if I don't have time to go crabbing. Also home made sushi makes a fun school lunch.

To make california rolls you will need:
  • Sushi Nori
  • Sushi Rice
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Carrot
  • Crab Meat
Sushi nori is just flat sheets of seaweed. You can find sushi nori and sushi rice at Whole Foods or similar stores. To be honest I don't keep track of the amount of each ingredients I use. The directions for cooking the sushi rice can usually be found on the container. Once you have cooked the sushi rice and it has cooled pour about a tablespoon of rice vinegar on the it and stir. Then spoon out some rice and cover one side of the sushi nori with it. The amount of rice depends on your personal preference, but you want to make sure you have enough rice around the edges so your roll will stick together. Cut the carrot, cucumber and avocado into long thin pieces. Then place the carrot, avocado and cucumber pieces along with the crab meat at one end of the nori. Don't over pack it otherwise it won't roll. It is helpful to place some sort of mat under your nori to help with the rolling process. A mat made out of small bamboo sticks is best. Roll the sushi using the mat so that it sticks onto itself. This part is tricky and it is best to find a video to follow along with if it is your first time. I will try to find a good one for reference. 

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