i love california rolls, but they cost a lot at my local market, so i decided i would make my own. this entailed a few trips to local asian markets. this was slightly awkward since i am not asian and don't speak any language but english, but was worth it for the end product.
Step 1: get all the ingredients!
in order to make maki sushi rolls, you need:
short grain rice (calrose)
nori (toasted seaweed)
some sort of filling, i used crab and avocado.
a makisu, or woven bamboo mat is extremely helpful for rolling the sushi, but is not *entirely* necessary. i have used a sheet of stiff plastic before with good results.