Gluten Free California Rice Paper Rolls Recipe

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by Carol Kicinski on March 22, 2009

I have a confession to make. It is a sushi confession. Yes, I am an adventurous eater and I can’t get enough of raw yellow tail, spicy tuna and grilled unagi (eel). Flying fish eggs, great! Sea Urchin? Bring it on. So my confession? I also love California Rolls.

I know. California Rolls are like sushi training wheels – made for beginners. But I can’t help it, I love them.

But the problem is that unless you go to a really great place chances are that the carb they use is that imitation stuff. And besides being just WRONG the imitation crab contains wheat. So what with the hassle of having to bring my own wheat free soy sauce with me to a sushi joint I usually can’t eat the California Rolls. It is enough to make this gluten-free gal take up the art of sushi making.

But tonight I just wanted the taste of a California Roll with out having to perfect my knife and rice making skills. So I had a bright idea! How about a rice paper roll packed with California roll type flavors? Quick, easy and a lot less carbs! I added a few non-traditional flavors to my rolls because I thought they would work well so go ahead and experiment.

I made my very first rice paper roll under the excellent tutelage of Todd and Diane of White on Rice Couple when I visited them in Southern California. They taught me not to over-soak the rice paper, not to over stuff and to show the rice paper who is boss. Click here for their Rice Paper Spring Roll 101.

Gluten Free California Rice Paper Rolls Recipe

Ingredients

12 ounces crab – fresh cooked, frozen or canned (if canned rinse and dry well)
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 ½ – 2 teaspoons prepared Wasabi
1 teaspoon wheat free soy sauce, plus more for serving
Zest of 1 lime – finely grated
1 large carrot – peeled and grated with large holes of a box grater
1 seedless cucumber – grated with large holes of a box grater
2 scallions, white and green parts – thinly sliced on the diagonal
2 avocados – sliced lengthwise
6 romaine lettuce leaves, ribs removed
1 handful cilantro leaves removed from the stems
6 large rice papers

Directions

Mix crab with mayonnaise, wheat free soy sauce, lime zest, grated carrot and cucumber and the sliced scallions.

Place lettuce leaves on prepared rice paper, put 1/6th of the crab mixture on the lettuce leaves, add two slices of avocado and top with some cilantro leaves. Roll and cut in halve. Serve with extra wheat free soy sauce on the side.

Servings

Makes 6 gluten free rolls.

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  • Lauren

    I’m not big on sushi, but these california rolls look really good. I think I’ll have to try them =D!

  • Peter G

    Carol, these look great and quite easy…a great Asian fusion dish!

  • Arwen from Hoglet K

    I love avocado, so I have a soft spot for California rolls too. Nice idea to make rice paper rolls instead of sushi. It does sound more straight forward.

  • Jennifer

    I admit it with you, I am a california roll junkie. Just ate sme yesterday but they were not baeutiful like these, they were the kind you get in the local store near their seafood section. I want to fly out to see you now and eat the leftovers. ok?

  • GFE–gluten free easily

    Those look divine! Of course, anything with crab and I’m there. :-)

    Shirley

  • Carrie

    OMG… i want some RIGHT NOW! I am SO addicted to sushi!! and I need a low carb option! this is PERFECT!!! I might have to make them TONIGHT! ;-) thank you SO much for sharing this carol!!

  • thewholegang

    These look great. Do you know if any wrap paper that is gluten free and rice free? I miss those type of goodies.

  • Helene

    I love sushi, we try to eat sushi once a week. Those are beautiful.

  • Carrie

    Carol — tried these last night! FANTASTIC!! They were absolutely delicious!! Thanks SO much for sharing!! Loved it!! And i have enough for lunch today and tomorrow! ;-)

  • WendyGK

    Carrie
    I’ve been following the discussion on your Yahoo group and now with pictures and tips, I think I’m brave enough to use the rice paper that’s been in my pantry for months.
    Thanks:)

  • Easy Recipes

    Summer time is almost here which means I have to work on the beach body.

    Thank you for this new recipe! Will let you know how it turns out.

  • Steph

    i love california rolls too :)
    i really miss not being able to go out and eat sushi anymore. thanks for sharing a great, easy-looking recipe! i’m so excited to try it!

  • WendyGK

    Hey Carol. Just call me lost and confused. Food does that to me sometimes.I get so excited, I forget where I am. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Jennifer

    I LOVE sushi, as does my hubbs and it's hard for him to eat out at sushi places due to gluten sometimes in different rolls. He would LOVE (and I know I will) these rolls!! Thanks for such a great idea!! :)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks so much for this recipe! I just whipped some up, using shrimp instead of crab because our grocer had no fresh crab meat, and it worked beautifully! Glad to have spring rolls added to my repertoire.

  • http://www.winninginc.sandler.com Bunratty

    Great recipe. My son loves sushi and will love this idea!

    • Carol Kicinski

      Thanks. I hope you and your son enjoy!

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