Go Back
+ servings

Finger food Friday – Homemade California Rolls

This sushi recipe is just as much fun to make as it is to eat! Nori, rice, and fresh veggies make this recipe a delicious, bite-sized meal!

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Keyword california roll sushi recipe, easy sushi recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 sushi rolls
Calories 331 kcal


  • 4 sheets of unseasoned nori
  • 1 large cucumber peeled, seeded, and cut into matchstick-size pieces
  • 2 medium avocados peeled, pitted, and sliced into 1/4-inch thick pieces
  • 1/2 lemon juiced (for avocado)
  • 2 cups of cooked sushi rice
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds toasted
  • 4 crabsticks cut in half lengthwise

Serving Suggestions:

  • pickled ginger
  • wasabi
  • soy sauce can substitute with coconut aminos or tamari


  1. Squeeze the lemon juice over the avocado pieces to prevent browning.
  2. Cover a bamboo rolling mat with plastic wrap.
  3. Cut nori sheets in half horizontal.
  4. Lay 1 sheet of nori, shiny side down, on the plastic covered mat. Wet your fingers with water and spread about 1/3 cup of the rice evenly to cover the nori.
  5. Sprinkle the rice with sesame seeds.
  6. Turn the sheet of nori over so that the rice side is down.
  7. Place crabstick in the center of the sheet.
  8. Place a cucumber, avocado above the crab stick.
  9. Grab the edge of the mat closest to you, keeping the fillings in place with your fingers, and use your thumbs lift the mat and rice over the filling.
  10. Use the mat to continue to roll upwards into a tight cylinder. Once the mat has been completely rolled into a cylinder, wrap the mat tightly one more time to compress the rice so that the roll does not fall apart.
  11. Peel the mat backwards and cover the rolls with a damp cloth. Repeat until all of the rice has been used.
  12. Using a sharp knife to cut each roll into bite sized pieces.
  13. Serve with pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Finger food Friday – Homemade California Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 675mg19%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Vitamin C 20.5mg25%
Calcium 148mg15%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.