Disclaimer: What I'm about to do is probably ten kinds of incorrect. There are correct ways of making sushi rolls but I don't know them. Yet it works and if you're fiending for a bit of yummy goodness without a trip to a restaurant then read on....
I may have said somewhere that I'm part Japanese. No? Oh, well, it's not really relevant to much so that's probably why I neglected to mention it. Anyway, my father immigrated here with his parents when he was 16 and his influence is likely why I consider things such as soy sauce and soba household staples. Since the "oriental" section of the local grocery stores is only about two feet of shelves, once in awhile I treat myself and make a trip to the closest Asian Grocery. To be perfectly honest, I haven't the foggiest idea what the package labels say and there are a bunch of foods that I don't know the English word for--I just buy what I've always seen in my Grandmother's pantry. Maybe not the most informed shopping, but if it's good enough for Grandma, then its good enough for me.
So, today was the big trip. Several grocery bags and a "wow, that's a lot" comment from the store clerk later I trundled home with my bags full of goodies with plans to make miso and sushi rolls for dinner. Then realized I forgot avocado and green onions and ran back out. Of course, now I'm standing here getting ready to make dinner and realize I probably should've picked up a bamboo mat too while I was out. Oh well, I've done without one for this long (real chefs go ahead and shake your heads sadly at me, it's OK, I really am a disgrace) so another day isn't going to hurt anything.
Oops, yeah, another note--I do shortcuts. Yeah, I could totally go ahead and buy everything I'm supposed to have, but as I'm the only one who eats it it would just be a waste.
BTW, you don't have to go raw either. Cooked shrimp, broiled eel, crab stick like I used, heck--even BBQ chicken--all taste great in rolls without the whole possibility of getting sick thing.
Admittedly I probably did a thousand things wrong. But once the rice is cooked its fairly quick and simple to make and its oh-so-open to doing whatever you want with it. Like mayo? Use it. Like carrots? Sure, throw those in too. Have some leftover pork from last night? Why not? What really matters is that you like it and its really fun to make. Ain't it purdy?