I make some pretty good sushi, obviously in my old higher carb days rice was used, however it seems when we transition to a low carb/primal/paleo lifestyle the one missing more than bread is sushi. This post is my most searched blog post, it remains to be extremely popular. I hope this satisfies and gives you a sense of relief that you can enjoy a form of sushi without blowing your good eating plan!
Above are two different versions of low carb sushi, the one on the left is made with egg and the one on the right is made with cauliflower rice and mayo! The perfect lunch!
The photo to the left I used Nori which is the toasted seaweed, you can use raw seaweed but I prefer the toasted one, it’s darker in color. Then I fried 2 eggs into a flat omelette, layered with avocado then crab meat mixed with homemade mayo, to the mayo add ginger juice (the juice that comes from grated fresh ginger, discard the ginger meat), lime juice and ofcourse wasabi YUM!!! Then to top it off with Tamari or Kikkoman do a Gluten free Soy Sauce.
I just made it the same as you do with rice, it’s a little harder to roll because the rice makes it easier, but as you can see from the photo it came out pretty darn good if you ask me. Even my family who love traditional rice sushi even liked this. After experimenting with cauliflower rice I have decided I prefer the sushi made with cauli rice than the egg, however the egg is still awesome, just personal taste really!
The photo on the right…Cook the cauliflower rice, mix in your mayo, s&p and vinegar. Spread out the cauliflower as you would the rice, lay your smoked salmon atop of the cauli rice, then layer avocado, carrot, zucchini and cream cheese, roll up and then eat immediately or let sit for 15 mins, do not leave this to sit in fridge for longer than an hour, it will be gross!
1 Cup (approx) Cooked Cauliflower Rice
Salt and Pepper
1 tsp Wine Vinegar
2 Tbsps Japanesse Mayo (any mayo will work)
Toasted or Raw Nori Sheet
A few strips of Smoked Salmon
Slices of Carrot and Zucchini
1-2 Tbsps Cream Cheese
Nutritional Stats for whole recipe: (this is for the cauliflower rice sushi)
Net Carbs: 7
Per one sushi piece (divided into 7 pieces)
Net Carbs: 1