How To Make California Rolls Step By Step

how to make california rolls recipe

Are you a big fan of California sushi rolls?  Do you love to eat the California rolls, but don’t have the money to spend getting sushi at Japanese restaurants?  You can still have your roll and eat it too, even on a budget :)  Your solution is to make California rolls at home by following this easy California rolls recipe!

Yes, you can make these yummy rolls yourself easily if you follow my simple step-by-step instructions how to make california rolls below.  All you need to do in order to make california rolls is put the cooked rice, crab, avocado and cucumber on a sheet of seaweed and roll into a roll.  After you roll it, cut it into pieces with a sharp knife and your homemade california roll is ready.  The best thing is that when you make california rolls at home, it’s 3 times cheaper than buying them at a restaurant!

Recipe How To Make California Rolls

Preparation time: 5 minutes

California Rolls Ingredients

  • Short-grain White Rice
  • Crab Meat (imitation or real)
  • Cucumber, cut into long thin slices
  • Mashed Avocado
  • Nori (seaweed wrap, found in the ethnic isle)

Instructions How To Make California Rolls

  • Cook the rice (I always use the rice cooker). You must cook the rice on the same day as making your california rolls. Don’t refrigerate the rice, or it will get dry. The rice for the California rolls should be freshly cooked and sticky.
  • Spread the rice on the nori. Leave one end of the nori (1 inch strip) uncovered. The layer of rice should be thin, so the nori shows through.
  • Put the avocado, cucumber and crab on top of rice.
  • Moisten the uncovered strip of the nori with some water (just use your finger dipped in the water). Roll into a tight roll. Start rolling from the side that contains the filling (the opposite side to the uncovered strip). The moistened uncovered strip should act as a “tape” that holds the roll together.
  • Put the roll on the plate so the seam is on the bottom of the roll. Cut the big California roll into pieces.

Here are the step-by-step pictures of how to make California rolls sushi at home.

Step 1 Of How To Make California Rolls:

Layer the California rolls ingredients on a sheet of nori as illustrated below:

how to make california rolls instructions

Step 2 Of How To Make California Rolls:

Roll the nori into a tight roll.

how to roll sushi rolls

Step 3 Of How To Make California Rolls:

Cut the big California roll into pieces.

california rolls recipe pieces

Enjoy your homemade california rolls with some wasabi and ginger! :)  Also, check out these great side dishes for the California rolls: edamame and seaweed salad.

4 Comments

  • Jessica Williams

    Is Jasmine rice okay to use?

  • Hi Jessica,

    Yes, I’ve made these california rolls with jasmine rice before, they turned out great!

    Melanie

  • gina

    Do I have to moisten the nori from costco to be able to roll it. These are bite size roasted seaweed wraps.

  • The bite size roasted seaweed is too small too roll. You need a full-size nori (it’s close in size to a sheet of paper), and you don’t need to moisten it.

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