Let the good times roll with our California Sushi Burrito

7 months ago

California Sushi Roll

Obsessed with California rolls? That famous maki variety composed of cucumber, crab sticks, and avocado? Then you’re in luck! We’ve got this California roll recipe for you that’s so extra that you might prefer it more compared to its traditional form. You can also substitute it with other ingredients like salmon, tuna, and even tamago so you can make a variety of sushi burritos.



Makes 3-4 servings


4 Tbsps Japanese vinegar

1 Tbsp Sugar

2 cups Freshly cooked Japanese rice

2 tsps Hondashi

8 Crabsticks, squeezed to remove excess liquid, halved

¼ cup Japanese mayonnaise

1 Avocado, sliced into thick strips

1 Cucumber, julienned

1 Carrot, julienned

1 cup Red cabbage, julienned

3 Tbsps Toasted sesame seeds

  1. In a saucepan boil Japanese vinegar, sugar, and hondashi. Mix until sugar dissolves. Turn off heat.
  2. Add vinegar mixture to the cooked rice and fold to coat evenly while rice is still hot. Don’t mix too much to avoid the rice from getting mushy. Set aside to let it cool completely.
  3. Put crabsticks and Japanese mayonnaise in a food processor then pulse until the ingredients are well combined.
  4. Prepare a parchment paper twice the length of a nori sheet and place a nori sheet on top. Put about a cup of rice onto the nori and spread the rice evenly until it reaches the edges.
  5. Sprinkle ½ tsp of toasted sesame seeds and place the julienned vegetables and avocado strips on top. Put about ¼ cup of crabstick-mayo mixture and spread it evenly.
  6. Roll the nori into a log, twisting the ends to make sure it is rolled tight. Serve with Wasabi Mayo sauce on the side.



¼ cup Japanese mayonnaise

1 Tbsp Wasabi paste

1 Tbsp Light soy sauce

1 tsp Sesame oil

¼ tsp Mirin

Combine Japanese mayo, wasabi paste, light soy sauce, sesame oil, and mirin in a bowl. Mix well and serve as the sauce for the California Sushi Burrito.


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