Easy California Roll

For a fresh and tasty homemade sushi experience, try this California Roll recipe. It’s easy to make with Minute® Sticky Rice, crab, avocado, and cucumber for a delicious meal!

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Easy California Roll

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 1 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 6 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 1 mins
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  • 1 Minute® Sticky Rice Cup
  • 1 nori sheet
  • 1 crab stick, shredded
  • ½ avocado, thinly sliced
  • 6-8 matchstick-sized cucumber pieces
  • Spicy mayo (if desired)
  • Soy sauce (if desired)


  • For a taste of Japan, make this California Roll. Filled with fresh crab, avocado, and cucumber, it’s a light and refreshing dish that’s ready in minutes!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions. Allow to cool to room temperature.

    Step 2

  • On a bamboo rolling mat, place a sheet of plastic wrap. Lay the nori sheet, shiny side down on the plastic.

    Step 3

  • Spread rice onto nori, leaving space on both the top and bottom edge. Place filling (crab stick, avocado, cucumber, and carrots) on edge closest to bottom of mat.

    Step 4

  • Roll the bamboo tightly, making sure to roll the bottom around the filling.

    Step 5

  • Cut roll into 6 pieces. Drizzle with spicy mayo and serve with soy sauce.

    Pro Tips

    Get the knife slightly wet to help avoid getting rice stuck on the knife and for a smoother cut.

    Remember to flip the nori and rice over and add the filling on the nori side if you prefer the rice on the outside of the rolls!


A Fresh Delight

If you’re craving a quick and easy sushi fix, this California Roll recipe is just what you need. Made with fresh ingredients like shredded crab, avocado, and cucumber, it brings the taste of Japan right to your kitchen. With Minute® Sticky Rice Cups, you can enjoy the perfect sticky texture without the hassle of traditional sushi preparation. In just a few minutes, you’ll have delicious homemade sushi rolls ready to enjoy.

Minute® Sticky Rice Cups are a game-changer for sushi lovers. They provide the perfect base for your rolls, offering a consistent and easy-to-use sticky rice that simplifies the entire process. Just heat the rice, let it cool, and you’re ready to roll. It’s the ideal solution for busy days when you want something fresh and satisfying without spending too much time in the kitchen.

Perfect Pairings

To complete your sushi experience, consider serving your California Rolls with some tasty sides and sauces. A side of pickled ginger and wasabi will add an authentic touch. Pair your rolls with a simple miso soup or a seaweed salad for a well-rounded meal. For dipping, you can’t go wrong with classic soy sauce, or add a bit of zing with some spicy mayo or eel sauce.

Minute® Sticky Rice Cups make it easy to create a delightful sushi meal at home. Try this California Roll recipe today and enjoy a fresh, homemade sushi experience that’s quick, simple, and utterly delicious.

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