243 – Sushi: California Roll – Japanese Recipe / السوشي: كاليفورنيا رول
- Sushi Rice (refer to recipe on how to make it)
- 1 avocado (peeled and sliced)
- 6 cooked shrimp (or crab sticks)
- 1/3 red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
- Cream cheese
- Roasted seaweed sheets for sushi
- Soy sauce for serving
1- We are going to learn how to make a California roll.
2- We will need roasted seaweed. There is a smooth side and a rough side in the seaweed sheet. Place the rough part on top (facing you) and soft part at the bottom facing the sushi mat.
3- Spread the rice on the seaweed. Use a wooden spoon, not your hands, or the rice would stick to your fingers. Make sure to leave 1 inch/2 cm around the edges of the seaweed sheet without rice.
4- Place the avocado slices in the center of the seaweed sheet (on top of the rice).
5- Add the red bell pepper slices.
6- Add the cooked shrip slices on top of the avocados and bell pepper.
7- Spread some cream cheese on top of the shrimp slices.
8- Gently roll the sushi mat around the seaweed, while trying to keep the ingredients in the center. The mat should stay “outside” and the seaweed is rolling around the rice. Gently press the mat over the rolled seaweed to shape it.
9- Let the roll rest ofr 5 minutes before cutting it, so that the ingredients stick together with the rice.
10- To cut the sushi, you will need a sharp knife and a wet towel.
11- Cut the first slice of the sushi roll, and wipe the knife with the wet towel before using it again to make another sushi slice.