How to Make a California Roll

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There are many variations on this popular roll. Sometimes the outside is wrapped in rice or cucumber instead of nori (seaweed).

Things You'll Need

  • sushi rice
  • vinegared ginger
  • avocados
  • cutting boards
  • crabmeats or crab salad
  • soy sauces
  • chopsticks
  • sesame seeds
  • wasabi
  • seaweeds (nori)
  • flying fish roes
  • bamboo mats ("maki-su")
  • cellophanes
  • Sushi Rice
  • Vinegared Ginger
  • Avocados
  • Cutting Boards
  • Crabmeats Or Crab Salad
  • Soy Sauces
  • Chopsticks
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Wasabi
  • Seaweeds (nori)
  • Flying Fish Roes
  • bamboo mats ("maki-su")
  • Cellophanes
  • Place cellophane on the maki-su (bamboo mat).

  • Spread 1 c. sushi rice over the cellophane and top it with a sheet of nori (seaweed). (See Related eHows for instructions on making sushi rice.)

  • Spread crab salad or strips of crab on the nori. Use about 2 to 4 tbsp. salad or about 3 strips of crab.

  • Top with two to three strips of thinly sliced avocado.

  • Roll the sushi. (See "How to Make a Sushi Roll," under Related eHows, for details.)

  • Place the sushi roll on the cutting board.

  • Sprinkle with tobiko (flying fish roe) and/or sesame seeds.

  • Slice into six pieces.

  • Serve with soy sauce, wasabi and vinegared ginger.

Tips & Warnings

  • Obtain a maki-su, nori and other Japanese ingredients at Asian markets or at some supermarkets.

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