Delicious and surprisingly simple to make. Sushi is expensive to buy at the supermarket, so making your own will save you tons of money. My husband is a sushi freak! I make this for him all the time.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 rolls
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Stir in rice vinegar and salt. Allow to cool completely.

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  • Lay out seaweed sheets. Moisten hands with water, then spread the rice evenly on each sheet, leaving a 1/2 inch gap along one edge, lengthwise. Arrange strips of cucumber, imitation crabmeat, and cream cheese in a straight line along the side opposite of the gap. Roll the sushi from the toppings to the exposed end of the the seaweed sheet.

  • Using a sharp wet knife, slice each roll into 5 or 6 pieces. Serve with minced ginger on the side.

Nutrition Facts

444 calories; protein 10.7g 21% DV; carbohydrates 79.9g 26% DV; fat 8.2g 13% DV; cholesterol 29mg 10% DV; sodium 1474.8mg 59% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2010
ours turned out tasting really well but since it was our first time making sushi it was hideous. still it was a learning experience and i had tons of fun just trying to make it. one note of warning: you will most likely get messy. we did. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2011
I often make California roll with cucumber and avocado so when I saw this recipe I was thrilled to try a new version. Unfortunately we didn't like it as much. I thought the cream cheese will add a good flavor but no didn't work for me! sorry. Read More
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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2010
ours turned out tasting really well but since it was our first time making sushi it was hideous. still it was a learning experience and i had tons of fun just trying to make it. one note of warning: you will most likely get messy. we did. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
This was a very easy recipe to follow and complete. The sushi turned out very moist which was fantastic. We opted for Minute Rice and just followed the directions that were given here. The sushi remained very moist for the two days that it took us to finish eating it. We used 2 1/2 sheets of the nori vs. the 2 recommended. This made the sushi MUCH easier to roll as well as creating more servings. My one other suggestion would be to refridgerate the freshly rolled sushi for a couple of hours prior to slicing as this makes slicing much easier and cleaner. This also gives the nori a chance to soften up. We decided to use the already toasted nori perhaps that was why the dish was better the next day after remaining in the fridge overnight. We will definitely be making this recipe again. Thanks so much for sharing Samantha! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
I HATE fish so I make this kind all the time! We LOVE sushi in this house but dont like paying.50-1.00 a slice (especially since it costs about that much per ROLL to make it at home!) I dont add cucumber (uck) and use regular sticky rice since its what we eat normally (we buy 50 lb bags at the oriental store lol cheap and AWESOME) When I lay the rice down on the nori (oriental stores have nori also.. just ask) I sprinkle a little bit of sugar on the rice; it masks the flavor of the rice vinegar. And if you like heat try doing this with imitation lobster and sprinkling it with regular hot sauce! Thanks for posting:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2009
The dish was exactly as described easy to make and taste great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
I made this exactly as said and it turn out great. Even my mother who has told me over and over that she can't stand crab absolutely loved it. I made it two days in a row because she came back for more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2010
These are quick and easy to make and great for school. Take it easy on the rice and fillings though (I went a little nuts on the first one and it was huge... but delicious). I also substituted a bit of soy sauce for the rice vinegar and threw in some sesame seeds with the rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2010
do again per G. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
perfect! & affordable. I really didn't think i'd be able to do it - i thought it'd be really hard... it's NOT! & tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2010
This was so easy to do and the rolls were delish! I made these for my daughter-in-law birthday meal! She never had sushi so it was a safe roll to make for her. She loved it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2011
I often make California roll with cucumber and avocado so when I saw this recipe I was thrilled to try a new version. Unfortunately we didn't like it as much. I thought the cream cheese will add a good flavor but no didn't work for me! sorry. Read More
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