California Roll to try on the Night of Tanabata

California Roll to try on the Night of Tanabata

An easy roll sushi. The star shape of the okra reminds me of Tanabata.

Ingredients: 2 rolls

White rice
2 rice cooker cups worth (360 ml uncooked)
Sushi vinegar
3-4 tablespoons
○Imitation crab sticks
50 g
1 tablespoon
Salmon (sashimi grade)
50 g
Toasted nori seaweed
2 sheets
Toasted sesame seeds
to taste
Lemon juice
a small amount


1. Cook the rice, and mix in the sushi vinegar using a cutting and fanning motion. Let cool.
2. Cut the crab sticks into small pieces. Dice the cucumber, sprinkle with a little salt, and wring out the excess liquid. Mix together the ingredients marked with ○.
3. Cut the salmon into thin strips. Thinly slice the avocado and sprinkle with lemon juice. Boil the okra and remove the stems.
4. Cover the sushi mat in a large sheet of plastic wrap, and spread the rice out on top. Cover the rice with nori and line up the fillings on top of the nori.
5. Tightly roll up from the end. Peel off the plastic wrap temporarily and sprinkle sesame seeds over the outside of the rice.
6. Re-wrap the roll, and let sit. Cut the roll before eating.
7. Why not try it for a party?

Story Behind this Recipe

I wrote this down for myself to remember for next year's Tanabata festival.