California Roll Salad

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Recipe: #17189

February 06, 2015

"Sushi fans will recognize this salad as a California roll unrolled. For those who want to include one of the classic ingredients, surimi (also known as mock crab legs), an amount is given, but the salad is also delicious without it. From Gourmet July 1994."

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (597.6 g)
  • Calories 993.2
  • Total Fat - 59.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 74.1 mg
  • Sodium - 4564.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 83 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.4 g
  • Sugars - 33.9 g
  • Protein - 33.8 g
  • Calcium - 188.7 mg
  • Iron - 5.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 34.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Into a large saucepan of salted boiling water stir rice and boil 10 minutes. Drain rice in a colander and rinse.

Step 2

Set colander over a kettle of boiling water (rice should not touch water) and steam rice, covered with a kitchen towel and lid, until fluffy and dry, 10 to

Step 3

15 minutes (check water level in kettle occasionally, adding water if necessary).

Step 4

While rice is steaming, in a small saucepan bring 1/4 cup vinegar to a boil with sugar and salt, stirring until sugar is dissolved, and remove from heat.

Step 5

In a dry small skillet toast sesame seeds over moderate heat, stirring, until golden and fragrant and transfer to a small bowl.

Step 6

Transfer rice to a large bowl and stir in vinegar mixture. Cool rice and stir in sesame seeds, remaining 3 tablespoons vinegar, oil, ginger, scallions, carrot, and cucumber.

Step 7

Salad may be prepared up to this point 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring salad to room temperature before proceeding.

Step 8

Dry-roast nori, 1 sheet at a time, directly above moderate heat (gas or electric burner), holding it at opposite corners and moving it back and forth, until it turns bright green, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Step 9

With scissors cut nori into thin 2-inch-long strips.

Step 10

Peel and pit avocado. Quarter avocado and cut crosswise into thin slices.

Step 11

Add avocado to salad with surimi if using and two thirds of nori strips and toss well.


Step 12

In a small bowl stir wasabi powder into hot water and stir in cold water, soy sauce, and ginger juice.

Step 13

Serve salad sprinkled with remaining nori strips and drizzled with dressing.


No special items needed.

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