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Cream Cheese Kani roll

simple roll with imitation crab, cucumber, cream cheese, and roasted sesame seeds to enhance the flavor. use this roll as an entry step to your homemade sushi journal.
Author Victoria


  • 2 sticks imitation crab /kani
  • 1 sheet nori
  • 1 cup cooked sushi rice
  • 1 Tbsp sushi vinegar or equivalent rice vinegar + 1/2 tsp sugar + 1/4 tsp salt
  • ¼ mini cucumber sliced
  • 1 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 2 oz cream cheese


  • Season cook rice with sushi vinegar.
  • Place a sheet of nori on a flat surface.
  • Spread rice to cover the nori leaving about ½ inch at the farther end.
  • Sprinkle roasted sesame on top of rice.
  • Place kani sticks, cucumber slices and cream cheese.
  • Lift the nearer end with your thumbs, and carefully fold-over the filling.
  • Lightly press and hold to mold shape with your fingers and continue to roll.
  • Once finished rolling, gently press all over the roll to tighten it up, and roll it in a back n forth motion.
  • Cut the roll into slices and serve.