California Sushi Roll

Basic instructions on how to make sushi in your very own home! This recipe can be substituted to include meat, and any other vegetable you can imagine!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
24 pieces of sushi


  • 1 cup jasmine rice

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • ½ cup rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 3 sheets nori (dry seaweed)

  • 1 cucumber, sliced lengthwise

  • 2 sticks imitation crab, sliced lengthwise


  1. Rinse rice until water runs clear. Combine rice and 1 1/2 cups water in a saucepan and bring to a boil, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until water is completely absorbed and rice is soft, 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. Use a wooden spoon to transfer cooked rice to a non-metal bowl and set aside to cool.

  3. Meanwhile, combine vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer 1 minute more. Combine vinegar mixture with the cooling rice a few tablespoons at a time until rice is coated; you may not need all of the vinegar mixture. Set aside to finish cooling completely, about 15 minutes.

  4. Place a sheet of nori on a sushi mat with the rough side facing up. Place a small bowl of water nearby. Use wet hands to evenly spread a handful of rice onto the nori. Arrange cucumber and crab across the nori, about 1/2 inch from the edge closest to you. Roll the wrap starting at the close edge and rolling away from yourself. Press and roll again to seal. Repeat with remaining nori, rice, cucumber, and crab.

  5. Dip a sharp knife into water and slice each roll into 8 pieces, rinsing the knife after each cut to prevent sticking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

37 Calories
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 37
% Daily Value *
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 21mg 0%

* 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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