Exotic Lovers Roll Recipe

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Exotic Lovers Roll
How to make Exotic Lovers Roll
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Cucumber, avocado along with crab sticks filled into sushi rice rolls, sums up the delicious appetizer that you won't be able to resist. The perfect snack for a dinner night with your loved ones.

Ingredients of Exotic Lovers Roll

  • 1/2 lemon Juice of Lemon
  • 1 Medium Avocado (pitted and sliced into 1/4-inch thick pieces), peeled
  • 4 sheets Nori
  • 1/3 Cup Sesame seeds (toasted)
  • 1 Small Cucumber (seeded, and cut into matchstick-size pieces), peeled
  • 4 Crabsticks (cut into pieces)
  • 1/4 Cup Salmon roe (egg)
  • for serving Ginger (pickled)
  • for serving Wasabi
  • for serving Soy sauce
  • 1/2 batch Sushi rice (ingredients below)
  • 2 Cups Sushi or short grain rice
  • 2 (extra for rinsing rice) Cups Water
  • 2 Tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Salt

How to Make Exotic Lovers Roll

  • Prepare Rice:
  • 1.Place the rice into a mixing bowl and cover with cool water.
  • 2.Swirl the rice in the water, pour off and repeat 2 to 3 times or until the water is clear.
  • 3.Place the rice and 2 cups of water into a medium saucepan and place over high heat.
  • 4.Bring to a boil, uncovered.
  • 5.Once it begins to boil, reduce the heat to the lowest setting and cover.
  • 6.Cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • 7.Combine the rice vinegar, sugar and salt in a small bowl and heat in the microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds.
  • 8.Transfer the rice into a large wooden or glass mixing bowl and add the vinegar mixture.
  • 9.Fold thoroughly to combine and coat each grain of rice with the mixture.
  • 10.Allow to cool to room temperature before using to make sushi.
  • Prepare Rolls:
  • 1.Squeeze the lemon juice over the avocado to prevent browning.
  • 2.Cover a bamboo rolling mat with plastic wrap.
  • 3.Cut nori sheets in half crosswise.
  • 4.Lay 1 sheet of nori, shiny side down, on the plastic covered mat.
  • 5.Wet your fingers with water and spread about 1/2 cup of the rice evenly onto the nori. .
  • 6.Sprinkle the rice with sesame seeds.
  • 7.Turn the sheet of nori over so that the rice side is down.
  • 8.Place 1/8 of the cucumber, avocado and crab sticks in the center of the sheet.
  • 9.Grab the edge of the mat closest to you, keeping the fillings in place with your fingers, and roll it into a tight cylinder, using the mat to shape the cylinder.
  • 10.Pull away the mat and set aside. .
  • 11.Cover with a damp cloth.
  • 12.Repeat until all of the rice has been used.
  • 13.Cut each roll into 6 pieces, sprinkle with salmon roe.
  • 14.Serve with pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce
Key Ingredients: Juice of Lemon, Avocado (pitted and sliced into 1/4-inch thick pieces), Nori, Sesame seeds (toasted), Cucumber (seeded, and cut into matchstick-size pieces), Crabsticks (cut into pieces), Salmon roe (egg), Ginger (pickled), Wasabi, Soy sauce, Sushi rice (ingredients below), Sushi or short grain rice, Water, Rice vinegar, Sugar, Salt