Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cream Cheese and Crab Sushi Rolls

Now, some people might consider this highfalutin, but my husband loves sushi (which is weird since all he usually eats is red meat and cheese), so I finally gave in and tried to make it at the house since I was sick of paying good money for it at Albertsons. I was surprised at how simple it was to make at home. I didn't even have to buy a fancy sushi mat or anything.


* 1 Cup white rice
* 1 Teaspoon minced ginger
* 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
* 1 Teaspoon salt
* 1 Cucumber
* Imitation crab meat, leg style
* Cream cheese
* 2 nori sushi sheets


Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add the ginger and rice. Cover and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is cooked.

Add the rice vinegar and salt to the rice, mix well.

Lay out your seaweed sheets.

Moisten your hands with water and divide the rice evenly between the 2 seaweed sheets, flatten the rice. Leave about a half inch of space not covered with rice at the top of the sheets. This will make the sushi roll easier to close.

About an inch from the bottom, arrange the crab, cucumber and cream cheese in a straight line, from one side to the other (left to right).

Gently but firmly, roll the sushi as tight as possible (from bottom to top), being careful not to rip the seaweed sheets.

Wet a very sharp knife and cut the rolls into individual pieces of sushi.

So there you go! Genuine high-class sushi made in your very own kitchen!


  1. Man, you are highfalutin! We would have to drive at least 45 minutes to find some place to eat that even had sushi on the menu. I have never eaten it. What in the heck does it taste like?

  2. Wow! That looks like it just came out of the pages of a magazine! How nice you are to do that for your guy!

  3. Heidi~ It really just tastes like rice with crab in it. I do enjoy crab, so it's OK with me. I could take or leave sushi, it is not that amazing to me, but my husband is seriously obsessed with it. I do not know where this taste for highfalutin food came from...maybe cause his momma used to live in Japan with the military. I know a lot of people who don't like it, because some types they will put raw fish in!