Crab, Avocado and Mango Roll

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 27 min
  • Prep: 2 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 cups
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Ingredients

1 pound lump crabmeat, drained and patted dry with paper towels

1/4 cup mayonnaise

4 teaspoons lemon juice

4 teaspoons light brown sugar

5 cups cooked Sushi Rice, recipe follows

4 toasted nori sheets*

1 avocado, seeded, peeled and cut into thin slices

1 mango, peeled and cut into thin slices

1/2 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into thin slices

1/4 cup black sesame seeds*

Sushi Rice:

2 cups short-grain sushi rice (recommended: Kokuho Rose)*

2 1/2 cups water

1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar

Directions

Special equipment:
bamboo sushi mat
  1. *Can be found at specialty Asian markets
  2. Serving suggestion: wasabi, sweet picked ginger, soy sauce
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the crabmeat, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and sugar.
  4. Place a piece of plastic wrap on the sushi mat. Using wet fingers, spread 1 1/4 cups of the rice evenly over the plastic wrap to form a rectangle slightly smaller than the sushi mat. Lay a sheet of nori over the rice. Arrange 1/4 of the crab mixture along the center of the nori leaving a 2-inch border at the top. Top the crab mixture with 1/4 of the avocado slices, 1/4 of the mango slices, and 1/4 of the red bell pepper slices. Using the sushi mat as a guide, fold the rice over the filling and roll into a cylinder. Remove the plastic wrap. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Sprinkle each roll with the black sesame seeds.
  5. To serve, using a sharp, damp knife, slice each cylinder into 6 pieces (re-wet the knife after each slice). Arrange the crab rolls on a serving platter and serve with wasabi, sweet pickled ginger and soy sauce.

Sushi Rice:

  1. *Can be found at specialty Asian markets
  2. Place the rice and water in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 25 minutes. Sprinkle the vinegar over the rice and mix with a fork. Transfer the cooked rice to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Allow the rice to cool completely before using.

Cook’s Note

For spicier rolls, substitute the red bell pepper with 2 seeded and thinly sliced jalapenos.