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Sushi roll with dragon extension

California Roll - Uramaki/ Inside out style

Popular with its eye-catchy presentation, the inside out California sushi roll is perfect for those who want to enjoy sushi but don't like to consume raw fish.
Course Main, Sushi
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Victoria


California Roll

  • 2 cups cooked and mixed sushi rice see how to cook sushi rice
  • 8 kani
  • 4 nori sheets
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Bamboo rolling mat
  • vinegar

Dragon Roll extension

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1/2 Unagi roasted eel


  • Slice cucumber, cut to about the size of kani/surimi
  • Thinly slice avocado
  • In a small bowl, mix 1-2 Tbsp vinegar with a cup of water, keep this at the wrapping site so that you could wet your finger when spreading sushi rice.
  • Lay the bamboo sushi mat onto a flat surface, wrap a piece of plastic food wrap over it. This is to prevent the sushi rice from sticking to your mat.
  • Place a Nori sheet onto wrapped bamboo mat(texture side up). I only use about 3/4 of the nori sheet, the more you use the bigger the final roll is, so adjust this to your desire.
  • Wet your finger/hand with the water-vinegar solution, then make a couple sushi rice ball and place them on the nori.
    Sushi rice balls on Nori
  • Spreading the rice out to cover the whole nori (keep your hand wet with wate-vinegar to avoid rice sticking to your finger).
    Cover whole nori with sushi rice
  • If need, add some rice, so that the rice layer is evenly distribute. Do not mush the rice thought, just press gently.
  • Turn the nori over (rice layer facing down)
    Turn the nori over
  • Put kani, cucumber and avocado on the nori
    Add kani, cucumber, avocado
  • Roll with the bamboo rolling mat, start by using the nearest bamboo mat edge fold over the cover the filling. Then, hold tightly and keep the mat moving to roll until the end.
    How to roll sushi
  • Put pressure on all over the roll outside mat, now carefully open the mat, and there's your roll.
  • Leave it be for about 3-5 minutes before cutting to serve or continue for a fun Dragon roll extension below.
    Sushi roll

Dragon Roll Extension

  • Thinly slice eel and avocado.
  • Place a large enough plastic food wrapper to cover your roll onto the bamboo rolling mat.
  • Now distribute all the eel and avocado into a straight line over the plastic wrap, so that they'll the roll length.
    Distribute eel and avocado
  • Place your inside out California roll directly on it.
    Place the roll on top
  • Now roll, with the plastic wrapper wrap around the roll evenly.
    Rolling California dragon sushi
  • Let sit for a couple minute for the shape to set.
  • Cut with a sharp/wet knife.
  • Remove the plastic wrapper
  • Serve with your choice of soy sauce and garnishment