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Colorful California Rolls

Colorful California Rolls

For Hinamatsuri (Girl's Festival) or for birthdays. It's loved at social events.
A sushi roll loved by children and adults.

Ingredients: uses 2 rice cooker cups of uncooked rice (about 4 servings)

Uncooked white rice
2 rice cooker cups (360 ml)
★Vinegar
3 tablespoons
★Sugar
1 tablespoon
★Salt
1 teaspoon
☆Salmon (for sashimi)
1 package
☆Daikon radish sprouts
1 package
☆Avocado
1
☆Crab sticks
1 packet
Green leaf (can be substituted)
4 leaves
★★Mayonnaise
3 tablespoons
★★Wasabi paste(tubed)
about 2 to 3 cm squeezed out of tube
★★Soy sauce
2 teaspoons
flying fish roe
1 package
White sesame seeds
to taste
Nori seaweed paper (large)
4 pieces
Sushi mat (sold at 100 yen stores)
1

Steps

1. Cook the rice. Use less water than you would normally, so the rice won't be too moist when making it into sushi rice. Have the ★ seasonings premixed.
2. Prepare the ☆ ingredients. Cut the ingredients into appropriate sizes for the roll. Premix ★★.
3. Once the rice is cooked, place the rice into a bowl (or ohitsu: a wooden container for cooked rice), add ★ and mix ingredients with cutting motion and cool off well.
4. Lay a sheet of plastic wrap over the sushi mat. Place a sheet of nori seaweed and spread a layer of sushi rice (amount to your liking) and sprinkle a generous amount of flying fish roe. Lift the sheet off the plastic wrap and flip over.
5. With the nori seaweed facing up, place the already prepared ☆ and ★★ ingredients slightly below the middle of the seaweed. Wrap it into one good roll and you're done.
6. Cut the roll into easy-to-eat pieces using a wet knife. If it's difficult to cut, try wetting the knife every time you make a cut.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to try making a restaurant-style. California roll that you can eat at home as well.
It's easier than you think.