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California Roll

Uwajimaya | California Roll Recipe
A popular sushi roll made inside out with avocado, crab meat and cucumber

Ingredients

Prepare sushi rice using our Sushi Rice Recipe
(Note:1 cup cooked sushi rice yields approximately 1 roll)

nori (seaweed)
sesame seeds
avocado (cut into long strips)
crab meat or imitation crab meat
cucumber strips
flying fish eggs (tobiko)
wasabi (Japanese horseradish)
soy sauce
pickled ginger

Supplies: 
bamboo rolling mat
plastic wrap

Preparation

Cover the bamboo rolling mat with plastic. Cut nori in half. Place a 1/2 sheet of seaweed on bamboo mat. Cover seaweed evenly with 1/4″ of seasoned rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Flip entire sheet of seaweed over. Now the seaweed is on top. Arrange avocado, crab meat, cucumber and flying fish eggs in center of the sheet. Gently roll the bamboo mat forward while pressing in the ingredients.  Continue to firmly roll the sushi and cut into 6 equal pieces. Serve with pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce.

Variation: If desired, shred crab meat and mix with Japanese mayonnaise to taste.