Originally Posted by LisaSedai
My Ob said no sushi but all I want is a California Roll. Are they *really* sushi?
DDC Crashing here, because OBs telling women to kill entire categories of food for no good reason is a big peeve of mine.
"Sushi" is rice seasoned with salt, sugar, and vinegar. Unless you have other reasons to be watching salt or sugar, there's nothing in there that's dangerous.
As for a California Roll, listeria has been linked, on maybe one or two occasions, to cooked imitation crabmeat. So, it depends on how comfortable you are with that risk. (Listeria has also been found in pasteurized milk, hummus, bagged shredded processed cheese, bagged lettuce, bean sprouts, mushrooms, and I've received advice to avoid anything that comes cold and ready-to-eat. Um, yeah, good luck with that.)
The rest of the ingredients--avocado, cucumber--are fine, although I know some OBs will warn you off of anything prepared at a sushi counter "just to be safe," because the raw and the cooked are handled right there and you never know.
FWIW, I have eaten shrimp tempura roll--with spicy mayo, which even though it's been pasteurized is probably a risk for something.
Strangely, I have never once been asked if I ever fail to wear a seatbelt while in the car, which I would assume is a much bigger risk to both me and the baby than an occasional sliver of deli ham.