California Roll with Hearts

California Roll with Hearts

This is a California roll with love rolled into it.
This is perfect for Valentine's Day or Girls' Day.
Top with soy sauce or wasabi and dig in!

Ingredients: 2 servings (2 rolls)

Rice paper (16 cm diameter)
2 sheets
Sushi rice
150 g
About 30 grams
1 slice
Sliced cheese
1 slice
2 tablespoons or however much you'd like


1. Beat the egg and make a thin omelette in a frying pan. With a small heart shaped cutter, cut small hearts out of ham, cheese, and the omelette. Altogether, you should have 18 slices.
2. Cut the cucumber vertically into thin strips and the avocado vertically into 4 pieces. With the edge of the cookie cutter, thinly cut the salmon into 2 pieces.
3. Quickly wet the rice paper with water and then put it on top of some plastic wrap.
4. Now take the ham, cheese, and omelette hearts and arrange them on top of the rice paper from Step 3 in a 3 x 3 square. In total, there should be nine pieces. Spread the sushi rice out starting at the bottom until it's about 1 cm thick on top of the heart shapes.
5. Add the cucumber, avocado, salmon side by side in a straight line in the lower part of the rice. Finally, if you'd like, add on the trimmings from when you sliced the shapes on top.
6. Coat the top with mayonnaise and then roll up from the bottom to the inside. Make one more roll in the exact same fashion. Let them set in the fridge a bit and then cut it from left to right.

Story Behind this Recipe

I realized that I didn't know how to make cute hand rolled sushi, so I made it using transparent rice paper! Try making it with various toppings and shapes!

By the way, if you don't have sushi rice, you can make it by mixing 1 & 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar, 1/2 tablespoon of sugar, and a pinch of salt, with rice that is still warm.