How to Make a California Roll

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Items you will 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

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

Step 1

Place cellophane on the maki-su (bamboo mat).

Step 2

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.)

Step 3

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

Step 4

Top with two to three strips of thinly sliced avocado.

Step 5

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

Step 6

Place the sushi roll on the cutting board.

Step 7

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

Step 8

Slice into six pieces.

Step 9

Serve with soy sauce, wasabi and vinegared ginger.


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