Brown Rice California Rolls

Impress yourself by preparing these healthy, homemade sushi rolls.

California Roll
Charles Masters

Treat yourself to a tasty sushi dinner in the comfort of your own home. This wildly delicious recipe for homemade California rolls will make you feel like a sushi chef—with this recipe, it’s not nearly as hard as it sounds.


Calories: 201; Protein: 12g; Carbs: 25g; Fat: 6g; Fiber: 5g

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Prep time

15 min.

Cook time

45 min.

  • 2 Tbsp short-grain brown rice (dry measure)
  • ¼ tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 sheet nori seaweed
  • 1½ oz cooked Alaskan king crab leg or 1½ oz crabstick
  • 1 slice avocado
  • 2 Tbsp cucumber, julienned
  • 2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce

Preheat oven to 300°

In a medium saucepan, combine rice, vinegar, and 6 Tbsp water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes.

Put seaweed on a baking sheet and place in oven. Toast until warm and soft, about 1 minute. Press rice onto seaweed on a flat surface so rice forms an even layer. 

Top with crab, avocado, and cucumber; then roll up seaweed.

Using a wet knife, slice roll into 4 pieces and serve with soy sauce on the side.