Thick rolls can be rolled in a variety of ways to make decorative patterns in the rice. Experiment in the way you lay out the ingredients and see the differing patterns that result. It is best to serve rolls immediately after they are made as the rice inside expands and the nori tends to split. The rolls will keep for up to half an hour before serving if they are rolled in paper towel and then plastic wrap.
California rolls, as their name suggests, were invented in California, although thick sushi rolls originated in the Osaka area.Here are a the tools you'll need to get started:
- Sharp carving knife for fileting tender morsels of fish for sashimi and sushi.
- Rice cooker for making perfect sushi rice.
- Sushi Chef Kit: short-grain rice, wasabi, nori, pickled ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sushi vinegar, rice paddle, bamboo mat, and sushi instruction guide.
- Sushi cookbook with full-color photos and step-by-step images for making many different kinds of sushi.
- Celadon Crackle-finish Platters for serving your beautiful creations.