How to Make a California Roll

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).

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.