The California Roll is one of the more innovative American inventions made in the tradition of the Japanese art of making sushi.
About 1/2 cup sushi rice
Imitation Crab meat (stick form is preferred, but pieces may also be used)
Avocado (slice sections about 1/4 inch thick)
Cucumber (peeled) sliced 1/4 inch square and about 7 inches long (remove seeds)
1 sheet nori
Similar to the tekka maki roll, spread rice on the nori leaving the top 1 inch uncovered. Arrange the crab, avocado and cucumber on the rice about 1-1/2 inch from the bottom. You will need 2 to 3 slices of avocado for one roll. Roll the nori upwards to cover the ingredients. Leaving the seam part of the nori down, slice the roll with a sharp wet knife into sections about 1 inch long and serve with wasabi, ginger and soy sauce.