Cucumber and avocado sushi! These rolls are easy to make and you can add either fake crab or smoked salmon. Serve with teriyaki or soy sauce and wasabi!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the water and rice in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender and water has been absorbed. Remove from the heat and stir in the vinegar and a pinch of salt. Set aside to cool.

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  • Cover a bamboo sushi mat with plastic wrap to keep the rice from sticking. Place a sheet of seaweed over the plastic. Use your hands to spread the rice evenly onto the sheet, leaving about 1/2 inch of seaweed empty at the bottom. Arrange strips of cucumber and avocado across the center of the rice. Lift the mat and roll over the vegetables once and press down. Unroll, then roll again towards the exposed end of the seaweed sheet to make a long roll. You may moisten with a little water to help seal. Set aside and continue with remaining nori sheets, rice and fillings.

  • Use a sharp wet knife to slice the rolls into 5 or 6 slices. Serve cut side up with your favorite sushi condiments.

Nutrition Facts

170.8 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 28.7g 9% DV; fat 5.1g 8% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 5.7mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2007
My roommate and I used this recipe as a base (and motivational factor in making sushi at all) for our own sushi. Although we didn't have cucumber and avocado sushi, I am giving this recipe a 5 because we wouldn't have otherwise made it without this recipe inspiring confidence (this is a VERY easy dish). We used things we had in the fridge to make our own "unique" sushi rolls. They included (1) Pepperoni Pizza Sushi Roll: Use several pepperoni to make a line on the rice, add some mozzarella, a line of spagetti or tomato sauce (we used tomato basil sauce we had left over), sprinkle with crushed red pepper and garlic salt; (2) Roast Beef Sushi Roll: a line of roast beef (we used sandwich meat) on the sushi roll, a line of cream cheese, and a line of red bell pepper; (3) Turkey Sushi Roll: a line of sandwich turkey, line of avacado, line of wasabi sauce, line of cream cheese. We also had several dipping sauces on hand, eg soy sauce, wasabi sauce, and spicy ranch (we couldn't find sushi mayo). It was delicious, we are making more this week for a dinner party. My boyfriend and his best friend stopped by during our meal and also LOVED the sushi! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/23/2006
Why everybody using glutenous rice for sushi? They meant for different purpose, suchi as making Mirin or mochi (Japanese rice cake). They contain large amount of starch so it makes sushi rice too sticky. Real sushi rice is made with Cal rose Japanese rice. Read More
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61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
06/23/2006
Why everybody using glutenous rice for sushi? They meant for different purpose, suchi as making Mirin or mochi (Japanese rice cake). They contain large amount of starch so it makes sushi rice too sticky. Real sushi rice is made with Cal rose Japanese rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2007
My roommate and I used this recipe as a base (and motivational factor in making sushi at all) for our own sushi. Although we didn't have cucumber and avocado sushi, I am giving this recipe a 5 because we wouldn't have otherwise made it without this recipe inspiring confidence (this is a VERY easy dish). We used things we had in the fridge to make our own "unique" sushi rolls. They included (1) Pepperoni Pizza Sushi Roll: Use several pepperoni to make a line on the rice, add some mozzarella, a line of spagetti or tomato sauce (we used tomato basil sauce we had left over), sprinkle with crushed red pepper and garlic salt; (2) Roast Beef Sushi Roll: a line of roast beef (we used sandwich meat) on the sushi roll, a line of cream cheese, and a line of red bell pepper; (3) Turkey Sushi Roll: a line of sandwich turkey, line of avacado, line of wasabi sauce, line of cream cheese. We also had several dipping sauces on hand, eg soy sauce, wasabi sauce, and spicy ranch (we couldn't find sushi mayo). It was delicious, we are making more this week for a dinner party. My boyfriend and his best friend stopped by during our meal and also LOVED the sushi! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2008
I agree with sushiichii; one uses a good quality short grain rice--a Cal rose variety is often preferred (Nishiki brand in my neck of the woods) to make sushi, not glutinous rice which is for desserts, mochi cake, etc. I guess no one fans the rice after adding the vinegar, to cool the rice quickly (it won't be mushy, either) and give it a nice sheen like my auntie Kimiko taught me over forty years ago. I haven't seen that instruction given in any of the recipes I've seen here. One might try different brands of rice vinegar; personally, I prefer a nice mild seasoned one. In a pinch, one can use white vinegar with sugar added--use far less than you would rice vinegar, add a little and sample the rice while cooling, adding more as necessary, flipping/folding delicately with your rice paddle. All in all, this is a decent and simple recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2008
What fun and how tasty. We made this recipe with a party of 12 year olds. I put out bowls of chopped veggies panko bread crumbs and imitation crab for the filling and toasted black and white sesame seeds for the outside. They loved making their own rolls. I used wax paper to roll them and it worked out great. I have also made these for adult parties and gotten rave reviews. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2007
Yum! I was really in the mood for some rolls today and when considering the drive to Bennihana I suddenly remembered I had some nori in my pantry. I actually used the recipe for "Perfect Sushi Rice" because I had some issues in the past with the "sushi rice" I'd bought but then went back to follow this one. These rolls are incredible! I'm going to add smoked salmon next time...these really satisfied my craving!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2006
A great recipe! I added crab sticks to a few and also smoked salmon. The smoked salmon was a delicious addition! Definitely need some dipping sauce such as soy sauce or wasabi to add flavor if just using cucumber and avocado. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2006
YUM!!! I made this for my friends and it was a big hit! Served w/ Soy and Teriaki Sauces. Recipe is so easy and quick even my 10 yr old sister made it by herself. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2007
The only reason I'm only giving it four stars is because this is labor intensive. But the taste was EXCELLENT! It was also just a fun experience to spend the time in the kitchen with a friend making something so new and different. We felt like we were on an adventure. Maybe I SHOULD give it five stars! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2007
This was my first time attempting sushi. This recipe was super simple and tastes just sushi I've had in resturants. I chose to add real crab meat. Tasted great! Read More
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