Make the sushi rice first and while it is cooling, season the imitation crab.
I recommend using imitation crab in a packet which looks more like the real crab instead of the stick type that is individually wrapped.
Mix the imitation crab with mayonnaise, ketchup, salt and sugar. Peel the avocado and cut in pieces.
Place the nori seaweed on plastic wrap and spread the sushi rice thinly. If the layer of the sushi rice is too thick, the roll will be too fat. It should be thin enough that the nori can be seen through it.
Place the imitation crab and avocado below the middle line. Roll it up tightly while wrapping the filling with rice and adjusting the shape.
If you look at it from the side, it will make a shape like a "6". Roll it all the way down to the end.
When finished rolling, wrap it with plastic wrap. Adjust the sides and the over all shape and it is done.
Story Behind this Recipe
This is a recipe that I learned when I was working part-time at a restaurant. I modified it so it is easy to make it at home with the seasonings that are in your cupboard.
You can slice the rolls beautifully if you wet your finger tips and the knife. It looks hard to make, but if you try, it's easier than you would think. It looks gorgeous also, so I recommend making it with your family or friends for a New Year's feast.