California Roll Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Makes: 4

Ingredients

  1. 31/2 cups water
  2. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  3. 11/2 cups Compliments Calrose Rice
  4. 1 large head (about 10 ounces) butter lettuce
  5. 2 to 3 firm-ripe avocados
  6. 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  7. 1 lb. flake style imitation crabmeat
  8. 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  9. 1/3 cup Compliments Soya Sauce
  10. 1/2 teaspoon (or to taste) prepared wasabi paste

Method

  1. Combine water and salt in a 3 or 4-quart pan. Bring to a boil over high heat. 
  2. Add rice, cover, reduce heat, and simmer until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender to bite, about 20 minutes. 
  3. Spoon into a serving bowland let cool for a few minutes. While rice cooks, separate lettuce leaves. Rinse leaves and dry between paper towels. Arrange leaves on a serving platter.
  4. Peel, pit, and cut avocados into small chunks. Sprinkle chunks with lemon juice (to prevent browning). Arrange avocado and crabmeat in separate piles on another serving platter. 
  5. When rice has cooled a few minutes, stir in the rice vinegar and move to a serving bowl. In a small serving bowl, mix together soy sauce and wasabi.
  6. To serve, spoon rice, avocado, and crab meat into lettuce leaves. Drizzle with soy sauce mixture to taste, wrap, and enjoy.