California Rolls

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Homemade California Rolls from FavFamilyRecipes.comI could eat California Rolls all day long. They are one of my favorite snacks ever, but they are so stinkin’ expensive to buy here! They are much cheaper to make PLUS you can make a LOT more than what they give you at the store.
You will need some bamboo sushi mats for this recipe. You can get these for about $1 at any Asian Market.
For those of you who like a visual… I found this video online that will SHOW how to roll the sushi better than I can describe it… Click HERE for the video (This guy makes it look so easy, I am definitely not anywhere near as graceful as he is.)

California Rolls

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  • Sushi Rice (click HERE )
  • Nori (dry roasted seaweed), about 5-6 sheets
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced into long strips
  • 2-3 avocados, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • Imitation crab meat (easiest if it is in the sticks, but the crab pieces work too)
  • sesame seeds


  • Lay the bamboo sushi rolling mat on a cutting board with bamboo strips going horizontally from you. Cover the bamboo with plastic wrap. Put a sheet of dried seaweed on top of the mat, shiny side down. Spread sushi rice on top of the seaweed and press firmly.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds over the sushi rice. Turn the sushi layer over so that the seaweed is on top.
  • Place cucumber, avocado and crab lengthwise on the seaweed. Roll the bamboo mat forward, pressing the ingredients inside the cylinder-shaped sushi. Press the bamboo mat firmly with hands, then remove the rolled sushi.
  • With a VERY sharp knife, cut the sushi roll into pieces.

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  1. Jackie says:

    First of all- thank you for all your posts. I love your recipes and they are very detailed- just what I need!

    Thanks for this post- I was just about to try making sushi rolls- even had already purchased the ingredients.

    Could you post your recipe for the spicy sauce? I was going to try Las Vegas rolls and wanted to find a recipe for sauce similar to that.

    Keep your recipes coming!:)

  2. Erica says:

    Thanks Jackie!

    I don’t know exactly how I want to do the spicy sauce yet. I was going to try the godzilla roll again before making it and then try to duplicate the sauce.

    From what I remember, it tasted like sour cream, cayenne, maybe some cilantro, lime, a little mayo, maybe some Tabasco sauce. haha I don’t know I will have to experiment some more before I dare post anything! Let me know if you come up with something good!

    Sorry I’m not a lot of help! I will let you know as soon as I make it and tell you the best recipe I come up with!

    Thanks for looking at the blog! 🙂

  3. Dave and Alisha says:

    Dave and I love trying your recipes. We made the california rolls on Friday and we will make them again for sure and tonight we are having the cranberry chicken!!

  4. Jackie says:

    Thanks for your help. I gave it a shot and I think they turned out ok for my first try:) I tried a bit of each of the ingredients you mentioned (except for the cilantro) and it turned out pretty good. Thanks!

  5. Erica says:

    Oh sweet. Thanks Jackie! I will experiment around with the sauce and see what I can come up with.

    Alisha– I am so glad you are liking the blog! You are going to love the cranberry chicken. I’m tellin’ ya. It’s good. I honestly think of you guys when I post healthy recipes! I think to myself “I wonder if this is healthy enough for Dave and Alisha to try”. I know there aren’t a TON of healthy ones.. so hopefully there will be a lot more soon! We are trying to be better!

  6. Amanda says:

    I love making sushi at home! Its soo much cheaper to make yourself.
    Here’s how you make the spicy sauce:

    1/2 cup of mayo
    1/8 tsp Sesame oil
    1 tbs chili sauce (its near the soysauce in a big plastic bottle with a roster on it and a green lid)

    Mix together and refrigerate for atleast 30 mins for the flavors to blend

  7. airport says:

    Yes! Finally something about california.

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