Wednesday, March 12, 2014

California Summer Rolls!

Remember my super fun summer roll bar? Well, the summer rolls are back along with another bout of cold weather. Oh well, these slightly more filling rolls will make me happy even on the blusteriest of days.

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These summer rolls are a take on one of my favorite maki sushi rolls- California rolls. Stuffed with cucumber, avocado, rice, and crabmeat, you will want to eat all 16 by yourself. I had to fight with my sushi devoted little sister, Sydney.
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California Summer Rolls
makes 16
16 rice paper wrappers
2 cups cooked white rice
2 avocados
1 cucumber
1- 8oz package crab sticks

Peel and julienne the cucumber. Slice the avocado flesh and crab into strips. Arrange all of this out on a large cutting board. Fill a large pan (about 10” in diameter) with super-hot water and place over low heat. Soak the rice papers one at a time in the water for about 10 seconds until softened. Immediately spread the papers out onto a plastic cutting board. Fill each with about 2-3 tablespoons of rice, a couple of pieces of crab, about 1 tablespoon of avocado, and some of the cucumber strands. Fold one side of the rice paper over the filling, fold the two ends up, and roll it all up to seal with the remaining side. Serve with soy sauce.

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