Cream Cheese and Crab Sushi Rolls


This crab sushi roll with imitation crabmeat recipe is 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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 sushi rolls


  • 1 cup uncooked white rice

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 sheets nori seaweed sheets

  • ¼ cucumber, peeled and sliced lengthwise

  • 2 pieces imitation crab legs

  • ½ (3 ounce) package cream cheese, sliced

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root


  1. Bring 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.

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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

444 Calories
8g Fat
80g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 444
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 1475mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 210mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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