Happy weekend everyone!! I just wanted to take a quick minute to share this easy peasy delicious recipe. I looove sushi and it’s kind of a joke with Jaryd and I that…

Whenever I have the chance for take out I 99% of the time say “sushi?!” I indulge a bit in the carby rice layer and Jaryd usually gets the Buddhist Delight, a vegetable non-rice dish that is very tasty. 

On a whim I bought these nori wraps, figuring they’d be a good thing to have in. I’ve wrapped some veggies in them for a quick lunch here and there. I’ve been meaning to make actual sushi, but never got around to it, you know? Well, the other day I was hurting to figure out what’s for dinner. I opened up the cabinets and these nori sheets were kind of sharing back at me in an undeniable way. My mind then did a mental inventory of the things I would need and it was like for this one special moment the universe aligned. All ingredients were in and I thought rice free California rolls would be a fun new take on an old favorite. 

Plus I mean, that soy and wasabi combo? I’d dip almost anything in that! Probably not cake, though.

So here’s what you do:

Lay out your nori sheet, shiny side up.

Then pile the avocado, cucumber, and kani stick along the edge closest to you.

Tightly roll the sheet, tucking as you roll. When you have about 1 inch of the edge left, wet your fingers and lightly dampen the far edge and gently press it against the roll. This will help the far edge stick to the roll. 

Use a sharp knife to cut into about 1/2 – 1 inch rolls.  

Serve with wasabi and soy sauce. You can buy wasabi powder in the international food isle. Just mix it with water and you are good to go! 

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Rice Free California Rolls

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 4 rolls 1x

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Ingredients

  • 4 long sticks of kani, pulled apart and shredded
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 nori sheets
  • 2 avocados, cut in slices
  • 1/2 cucumber, cut in thin strips
  • 4 T. soy sauce
  • 1 T. wasabi

Instructions

  1. Mix together the shredded kani, mayonnaise sesame oil, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Lay out your nori sheet, shiny side up.
  3. Then pile the avocado, cucumber, and kani stick along the edge closest to you.
  4. Tightly roll the sheet, tucking as you roll. When you have about 1 inch of the edge left, wet your fingers and lightly dampen the far edge and gently press it against the roll. This will help the far edge stick to the roll. 
  5. Use a sharp knife to cut into about 1/2 – 1 inch rolls.  
  6. Serve with wasabi and soy sauce. You can buy wasabi powder in the international food isle. Just mix it with water and you are good to go! 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2

Aaaand then my “helper” who “helps” by climbing on my back and shaking me as I take pictures decided those chopsticks were just too cool not to grab. So predictable 🙂 Enjoy!! xo

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