California Rolls

California Rolls

Looks good, tastes good, and easy to make without using a stove! Great for parties. It'll even impress people who don't like raw fish.

Ingredients: 4 servings

White rice
2 rice cooker cups (360 ml uncooked)
"Sushi-no-ko" (powdered sushi vinegar)
to taste
Dried seaweed paper (use 1/2 large sheet)
to taste
Smoked salmon
as needed
Imitation crab sticks
1~2 packages
to taste
a small amount
Plastic wrap
as needed
Sushi mat
Sesame (as a substitute for salmon)
to taste
Flying fish roe (as a substitute for salmon)
to taste


1. Finely chop the imitation crab and season it with a generous amount of mayonnaise, and salt. It should be flavored enough for it to be good with rice.
2. Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and cut into strips.
3. Spread the rice mixed with "sushi-no-ko" on top of 1/2 a sheet of seaweed paper. Lay a plastic wrap on top and flip it over all together.
4. Lay a sushi mat under Step 3. Place the avocado and imitation crab and roll it like a regular futomaki (fat roll).
5. After rolling, peel the plastic wrap off once and lay the smoked salmon on top. Wrap together and shape the roll using the sushi mat.
6. Once you cut the roll (over the plastic wrap), you're finished! I recommend using flying fish roe or sesame seeds as a substitute for salmon too!

Story Behind this Recipe

This recipe was created by experimenting and going to and from sushi restaurants in California. There are many foreigners who don't like raw fish, but this hits the bull's eye every time. Doesn't matter if they're from America, Mexico, Romania.. you name it. Once they start eating, they'll be hooked!