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🍣 Traditional Kani Sushi Roll Recipe

Learn how to make a delicious traditional Kani sushi roll with this easy recipe. Get step-by-step instructions and tips on Sushi Palate.

Traditional Kani Sushi Roll

You will need:

  • 1 cup sushi rice1 cup sushi rice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 sheets nori (seaweed)4 sheets nori (seaweed)
  • 8 sticks of Kani (crab stick)8 sticks of Kani (crab stick)
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • Soy sauce, for servingSoy sauce, for serving
  • Wasabi and pickled ginger, for servingWasabi and pickled ginger, for serving


  1. Start by rinsing the sushi rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Cook the rice according to the instructions on the package.
  2. While the rice is cooking, mix the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small bowl until the sugar and salt dissolve.
  3. Once the rice is cooked, transfer it to a large bowl and while it's still hot, pour the vinegar mixture over it. Gently fold to combine and let it cool.
  4. Place a sheet of nori on a bamboo sushi mat. Wet your hands and spread a thin layer of rice on the nori, leaving about an inch free at the top.
  5. Lay two sticks of Kani in the center of the rice, then add a few slices of cucumber and avocado.
  6. Roll the sushi tightly using the bamboo mat, applying some pressure. Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients.
  7. With a sharp knife, cut each sushi roll into bite-sized pieces.
  8. Serve your Kani sushi rolls with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.


You can add other ingredients like cream cheese or different types of fish to your sushi roll. Make sure to keep your hands wet when handling the sushi rice to prevent it from sticking.

Experience the joy of crafting your own Traditional Kani Sushi Roll right at home. This recipe is a classic favorite among sushi lovers, and it's about to become your go-to guide for making this delectable dish. With our step-by-step instructions, you'll be rolling sushi like a pro in no time.

Creating sushi is an art form, and the Kani sushi roll is a masterpiece of flavors. The succulent Kani, or crab stick, is the star of the show in this recipe, offering a sweet and delicate taste that perfectly complements the other ingredients.

Don't be intimidated if this is your first time making sushi. The process is easier than you might think, especially with our clear and concise instructions. And remember, practice makes perfect. If you're looking for more beginner-friendly rolls, check out our list of recommended sushi rolls for beginners.

One of the key aspects of sushi making is getting the rice just right. The balance of vinegar, sugar, and salt gives sushi rice its distinctive taste. If you're curious about the steps to make a sushi roll, we've got you covered.

But sushi isn't just about the traditional roll. There are many ways to enjoy this Japanese delicacy. For example, have you ever tried a sushi bake? It's a creative and tantalizing twist on the classic sushi roll. Learn how to make one in our article on how to make a sushi bake.

Whether you're a seasoned sushi chef or a first-time roller, this Traditional Kani Sushi Roll recipe is a must-try. So, gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and let's get started. Happy sushi making!