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How to Prepare | Make California Rolls #9

July 11th, 2007 by sushi

The folowing items needed: sushi mat, couch roll, prepared nori with rice, plate with water and ingredients that will go into the roll.

Couch Roll on the mat

Place couch roll on top of the mat.

Pour some water on top and spread.

Pour some water on the couch roll and use your hand to spread the water.
It is done to reduce the stickiness of the rice.

Nori and ingredients

Place Nori with rice upside down (rice in the bottom, nori on top) just like on the picture.
Add ingredients.

Bending the sushi roll

Slowly bend.

Apply some strength on the sushi

Use strength to tighten the roll and force the rice to stick to Nori. Try make it as tight as possible, just donโ€™t overdo it.

Pull the plastic out of sushi roll

When you got the rice to stick to Nori, slowly pull out the plastic couch.

Don't roll in the splastic inside !!!

Slowly Roll and watch for the plastic.

Prepared sushi rolls

The result looks quite tasty.

Frying sesame seeds for sushi

Posted in California Sushi Rolls | 39 Comments »

39 Responses

  1. sushi Says:

    If you like my Sushi making guide please leave a comment. I’m ego to hear from you.

  2. DAVID Says:

    Wow, makes it look really easy

  3. Marcia Says:

    Thanks! I can’t wait to try it out. These are the best instructions I’ve found.

  4. sushi Says:

    Instructions are good, but I always find that there are small things that I have forgot to add. I will try to keep the guide more detailed.

    Thank you,

  5. StarMage Says:

    Hey sushi! Thanks for the awesome tutorial! Today I’m planning to make chicken, bacon and spinach sushi rolls and I had no idea how to do it even though the nori package was in frank english! Arigato again for the help! Does sushi rice taste good compared to regular rice?

  6. sushi Says:

    It is a bit different. ^.^
    OMG! I never seen sushi you just mentioned. When you make it, take some pictures and send it my way.
    I wanna see how is it and what it taste like. I never experimented with chicken and spinach. Really strange ingredients.

    Good Luck.

  7. Shan Says:

    Thanks for your awesome tutorial..looking 4 so much of guiden but urs is the best!!!!GAmbateh!!!!!!

  8. heavenlymayday Says:

    this is too cool I just made sushi the other night, for the first time.

    I did Crab sticks, avocado and cucumber, but I might try some smoked salmon and cream cheese someday (bagel roll)

    I need one of those paddles, the hardest part was definitely getting the rice layer thin enough, it was ok, but a little thicker than I would have liked. I have also discovered that my son LOVES nori. He’ll ask me for a sheet just to snack on. Weird, lol.

    Thanks for the great instructions. I pretty much did it right, but I still learned from this. ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. rushark Says:

    Hey ! Thanks for your instructions! I’m so eager to try making the sushi! I think I will make some for my family a few days later. I’m still collecting as much information as i can for making sushi! =)

  10. Vee Says:

    Just a question, is it still a california roll if you use the rice, the nori, the avocado, and instead of the fish, you use crab meat? Thats the way I like it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. sushi Says:

    California Roll is any roll with rice outside. Ingredients could vary.

  12. exskibum98 Says:

    Lot’s of help thank you. Some extra advice would be use very sharp knife I crushed mine a bit slicing them.

  13. ipohchai Says:

    i’m drooling… would like to try out this soon.
    good explanation anyway and I never thought the ingredients were so simple


    Dude, I prepared baja california rolls!!i did not have the seaweed so I rolled my perfectly cooked rice on a bed of 13 grain bread. I flattened the bread with a roller. Added crab, carrot, avocado, jalapeno and asparagus spears. The combination of grains,nuts, and soy sauce, rocked this new procedure.


    I am experimenting new ways to roll sushi. Especially the all famous California Roll. instead of Seaweed (Nori) i have been dabbling with a mango sheet, banana sheet, and a spicy habanero sheet flattened in a pasta machine to enable the rice to be spread onto the sheet. The new flavors ROCK!!!

  16. marl gil Says:

    this is pretty easy to make and the most important is you can find easily the ingredients of this sushi.

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  19. Reiciello Says:

    Nice I’ve been looking for this, hmmm any other tips on what ingredients I can use instead of the usual?

  20. MyRedeemerLives Says:

    nice and easy I try this a lot already but since salmon is too expensive here in the philippines I prefer to used Tuna instead

  21. Wendy Says:

    Your attention to detail is absolutely impeccable ! Right from the choice of rice, number of times to wash the rice, details to water to cook rice, choice of soy sauce, using the rough side of sea weed, using a wooden spoon to spread rice, clean and neat cut up of ingredients including the avocado and fish,wetting the nori..etc..and the detailed pics. You are a gem. They are fantastic tips! TQ.

  22. Mr. Sushi Says:

    Mmmm…this wa soo good, I try and I like a lot, easy to make to. Very good, tank yu for posting this.

  23. The Bad Chef Says:

    Great instruction, I just need more practice!

    Wetting the knife with the 2nd roll really helped (I crushed the first).

  24. georgi Says:

    Great guide, thank you. I am trying to roll tonight, will post the results.

  25. sydney liang Says:

    thanx for all the tips. you have the best sushi site. i love it. i will recommend this to my friends.

  26. Pam Says:

    This was just what I was looking for. By far the best looking instructions. always have made the rice never the roll.

  27. Rudy Says:

    i really like sushi and sashimi but never tried to make and was dreaming of making them one day.now is the day to start making them because of your very detailed instructions and procedures.an ordinary person would likely understand it.thank you very much and i would have to find a kit for making them and maybe you could suggest one and much better if it comes free and shipping and handling has just to be paid.thanks again and more power.

  28. Alice Says:

    You did a good job.Thank you for your guidance.But i think it will be better if you add some details.On the whole,thanks!

  29. rosmawati Says:

    i do not eat raw things..it still ok to make sushi using cooked things..

  30. Aarti Says:

    Thanks a ton. Today is our anniversary and I am going to try this out along with steamed wontons, stir fry veggies and brown rice.

    Have a nice day.

  31. sean Says:

    wow,its good!

  32. Ivee Says:

    i want to know the ingredients and procedure of how to make the rice of the maki..

  33. Ardy Giles Says:

    First time making sushi, and thanks to the wonderful instructions, I nailed it. My family thinks I’m a chef. Thank you so much. No more expensive sushi tabs. You rock.

  34. Betty Lou Mukerji Says:

    How do you get the plastic out? It gets stuck in the roll.

  35. Glaucia Says:

    I am gonna try it! I love sushi!!

  36. Kim Pennell Says:

    The only thing this is missing is some texture – like cucumber. I made this last night and it was quite mushy. The cuke would have made it better- and maybe a sprinkle of some spice inside. Other than that – the presentation was perfect. Thanks!

  37. Tashe Says:

    Thanks for the instructions. Just bought all the ingredients last night and will be making my very own California rolls today. This was much appreciated!!

  38. Melanie Says:

    Thank you so much for such thorough instructions with photos. Tonight was my first time making California rolls and they were delicious! I will make them again and again.

  39. Andre Says:

    Hi Gilbert Gomez, wow, amazing sushi variations! I am worried about buying Nori in stores because of Fukoshima, and so I want to try rolling sushi on different sheets. I’ll try the 13 grain bread tomorrow. I don’t have a pasta machine so it’ll have to be foods I can flatten with a roller. Sounds interesting.
    I also found some soy Nori (fake nori) online.
    Sushi, do you have any worries about Nori since Fukoshima?

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