Sushi 'low carb style'

Sunday, March 29, 2009

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
1/2 Avocado
Slices of Carrot and Zucchini
1-2 Tbsps Cream Cheese

Nutritional Stats for whole recipe: (this is for the cauliflower rice sushi)
Calories: 494
Fat: 39
Protein: 9
Carbs: 11
Net Carbs: 7

Per one sushi piece (divided into 7 pieces)
Calories: 70.5
Fat: 5.6
Protein: 1.29
Net Carbs: 1


  1. Hey doll!

    Yum that looks so tasty. Unfortunately because of the UC I can't eat seaweed, or soy products too (I also prefer Tamari to soy). I used to make a marinade for my chicken of white miso paste, tamari and sesame oil, man it was good.

    Hey how are you getting on with your WOE? I'm still on the induction and having no probs at all.

  2. Oh it is soo tasty I just love it. What a shame you can't have it. Your marinade sounds damn good I may have to give it a try.

    I'm going quite well, think I've broken the stall I was having, will post about that in the next couple of days too. Great that you are going well :)

  3. WOW! can you tell yo sushi to make this! Great blog!

  4. Ngakuta,

    use lightly steamed collard greens sliced wide for the "seaweed" part of sushi. Or, use it raw for a Macro sushi.

  5. Thanks for the recipe! Looks tasty! I try to stay below 20 grams of carbs per day. Watch those carrots! They are one of those veggies that are an unlikely source of carbs!

  6. Looks very yummy any samples. I love sushi.

  7. How many carbs is one roll? or what is normal size of the dish? 6 rolls?

  8. Hi, how much carbs are in one roll? And how many you can eat in one go? I mean 6 rolls or more?

  9. Hi Aguniux, sorry I have no idea what the carbs are, I haven't worked it out but it wouldn't be much at all, one roll would be 6 pieces and I would eat all 6 pieces for lunch.

  10. Hi Anguix, I've added Nutritional info for you :)

  11. Thank you ever so much for this post!!! I am with you 110% that more than bread or even pasta I miss having sushi. Sashimi can pull me through... but eventually I need some rolls. Can't wait to try this!

  12. Thank you ever so much for this post!!! I am with you 110% that more than bread or even pasta I miss having sushi. Sashimi can pull me through... but eventually I need some rolls. Can't wait to try this!


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