November 19, 2023

How Many Calories in a California Roll?

A single avocado sushi roll has 140 calories, 28 grams of carbs and 5.7 grams of fat. This is a great alternative to other sushi rolls that contain raw fish. It also makes a great light lunch.

The California roll is one of the most popular sushi rolls in North America. It is often made with cucumber, avocado and cooked imitation crab (also called surimi) wrapped in nori (2). Because it does not have any raw fish, it is considered a safer and more accessible sushi option for people who aren't comfortable with eating raw fish (3). In addition, it is usually served with a chili sauce that adds a little spice and sweetness to the roll (4).

While it's not clear who invented the California roll, most believe that it was created in the 1970s by a Japanese chef working in Vancouver, Canada. The chef, Ichiro Mashita, replaced the raw fish in a traditional sushi roll with avocado to appeal to American palates. He then rolled the sushi inside-out and named it after the state of California (5).

There are many variations of the California roll, with some containing additional ingredients such as cooked eel or tobiko (fish roe). You can also make your own sushi rolls at home using basic ingredients like rice, nori, avocado and sesame seeds. You can find all of these ingredients at well-stocked grocery stores or Asian markets. If you're making your own sushi, try to use high-quality short grain sushi rice. The best rice has a firm bite with balanced sweet-umami-savory and vinegary flavors.

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