Avocado and Crab-Meat Sushi


  • 1 cup white short-grain rice*
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (available at Oriental markets, specialty foods shops, and some supermarkets)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry Sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    • 1/2 avocado (preferably California)
    • fresh lemon juice for rubbing the avocado
    • three 8- by 7-inch pieces of toasted nori (dried laver)*
    • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and cut lengthwise into 8- by 1/4-inch strips, discarding the seeds
    • about 1/4 pound fresh King crab meat, thawed if frozen, picked over, and drained
    • wasabi (Japanese horseradish) paste* to taste for the sushi plus additional as an accompaniment if desired
    • soy sauce as an accompaniment
    • pickled ginger* as an accompaniment if desired

    • *available at Oriental markets and some specialty foods shops


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