using 2 rice cooker cups' worth (360 ml) of uncooked rice
Imitation crab sticks
Masago (you can mix it with mayonnaise)
White sesame seeds
Cook the rice to a slightly harder firmness than usual to make sushi rice, then mix with the sushi vinegar. Cut the avocado in half vertically, then slice vertically into 16 slices.
Put the nori on top of the sushi rolling mat, then top it with the rice and press down slightly. Sprinkle the white sesame seeds on top. Cover with plastic wrap and flip over.
Put the avocado, cucumber, crab sticks, and masago on top of the nori. Wrap it up, including the plastic wrap, while pressing down with your hands.
When slicing, cut through the plastic wrap. Finally, remove the plastic wrap and transfer to a plate.
Story Behind this Recipe
When I was living in LA, avocados were cheap. I wanted to eat sushi at home (and not at restaurants), so I devised this recipe. I also figured out how to make inverted sushi roles (with the rice on the outside).
The key to rolling it up well is to not hesitate in pulling it toward yourself while squeezing and rolling. (Try to press firmly enough so you can roll all the ingredients inside without crushing them). Rather than a hard avocado, it's best to use a ripen one.