Ichiro Mashita, sushi chef at the Tokyo Kaikan in Los Angeles, invented the California Roll in the early 1970s. Mashita added avocado as a substitute for tuna. He also turned the roll inside-out because Americans did not like seeing and chewing the nori on the outside of the roll.

Cooking steps

Slice the Cucumber!

Trace the lines to slice up the Cucumber.

Slice the Avocado!

Trace the lines to slice up the Avocado.

Add Rice!

  • Move the slider up to dispense rice.
  • Drag the rice container into the pot.
  • Match the indicator line on the pot.

Wash Rice!

Fill the rice pot with water, wash the rice, then rinse it.

Steam the Rice!

Adjust the heat to get the food temperature in the green zone. The food cooks fastest when the temperature is right in the middle of the green zone.

Spread the Rice!

Click and drag to cover the nori with rice. Leave the top inch uncovered.

Fold California Rolls!

Follow the steps to learn how to fold California Rolls.

Slice the California Rolls!

Trace the lines to slice up the California Rolls.

Grate the Wasabi!

Drag the Wasabi left and right against the grater. Click the grater when indicated to clean off the food buildup.