Low-carb sushi rolls

Low-carb sushi rolls

No need to miss sushi on low carb! Here's a delicious recipe for the sushi lovers. Let's ditch the rice for cauliflower once again and enjoy this fresh fast food without the carbs.

Low-carb sushi rolls

No need to miss sushi on low carb! Here's a delicious recipe for the sushi lovers. Let's ditch the rice for cauliflower once again and enjoy this fresh fast food without the carbs.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Cauliflower rice
  • 1½ lbs 650 g cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp salt
Filling
  • 4 4 nori sheetnori sheets
  • 5 oz. 140 g salmon, boneless filletsalmon, boneless fillets
  • 3 oz. 85 g cucumber
  • 1 (7 oz.) 1 (200 g) avocadoavocados
  • 1 oz. 28 g daikon
  • ¼ cup 60 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
Serving
  • 2 oz. 55 g pickled ginger
  • ¼ cup 60 ml tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp wasabi paste

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Using a grater or food processor, shred the cauliflower into rice-sized pieces. Steam or microwave the cauliflower rice on high for 2-3 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  2. Add rice vinegar and salt. Squeeze out excess liquid.
  3. Assemble the sushi rolls. Start by placing the rectangular nori sheets with the shiny side down on a bamboo mat (included in most sushi kits).
  4. Spread the cauliflower rice in a ½ inch (1 cm) thick even layer so it covers ¾ of the sheet. Leave some space at the far edge so you can close the roll later.
  5. Add thinly sliced salmon, cucumber, avocado and daikon in the middle. Add some mayonnaise and sesame seeds, if you're using any.
  6. Start rolling firmly but carefully, and close by brushing water on the rice-free edge.
  7. Lift from the mat and cut with a really sharp damp knife. Serve with ginger, soya and wasabi paste.

How many rolls per serving?

We are counting a well-packed nori sheet per serving, which corresponds to a lighter meal of 8-10 sushi bites.

Filling

The only limit is your imagination when it comes to filling the sushi rolls. Here are suggestions for alternative fillings: omelet, shrimp, crab, roe, tuna — both raw and canned, white fish, mackerel, pickled herring, tofu, zucchini, carrot, lettuce, chillies, peppers and cilantro.

Is it safe to eat raw fish?

If you buy your fish from a fish market, ask for sushi-grade salmon. To completely eliminate the risk of parasites, fresh salmon should be frozen — especially wild salmon. One day is enough if the fish is already sliced. Otherwise freeze for 2-3 days if it's a whole fillet.

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