Keto Sushi Rolls - Low Carb Dinner

Keto Sushi Rolls

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Are you a big sushi lover on a low-carb or keto diet? Don’t worry, there’s a delicious solution! You’ll love these Keto Sushi Rolls made with cauliflower rice, which are not only guilt-free but also easy to make in just 15 minutes. No more feeling deprived during meal times! Follow this simple step-by-step guide to create the perfect sushi roll and enjoy the best of both worlds. Get ready to embark on a taste adventure like no other. It’s time to indulge in your favorite sushi rolls without compromising your healthy diet. You can do it! Keep going, and enjoy every delicious bite.

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Interesting Fact about the Recipe Origins

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s explore an interesting fact about the origins of sushi. Did you know that sushi originated in Japan as a way to preserve fish? Over time, it has evolved into a beloved and diverse culinary tradition enjoyed worldwide. Now, let’s put a keto twist on this classic dish!

Keto Sushi Rolls - Low Carb Dinner

What Are Sushi Nori Sheets

Sushi nori sheets are thin, dried seaweed sheets that are an essential component in making sushi rolls. Nori is made from the edible red algae known as Porphyra. These sheets are dark green or black in color. They have a slightly salty and earthy flavor.

In sushi preparation, the nori sheets are used as a wrapper for the rice and fillings. They provide structure. They hold the ingredients together while adding a distinct taste to the sushi rolls. Nori sheets are traditionally used in Japanese cuisine. They have gained popularity worldwide as sushi has become more widely enjoyed.

When making sushi rolls, the nori sheets are typically placed on a bamboo sushi mat. The fillings, such as rice, vegetables, or seafood, are layered on top. The nori sheet is then rolled tightly to create a compact and flavorful sushi roll.

Nori sheets can be found in most grocery stores, Asian markets, or specialty stores that carry sushi-making ingredients. They are often sold in packs. They should be stored in a cool, dry place to maintain their freshness and crispness.

Using sushi nori sheets in your keto sushi rolls will give them the authentic taste and texture associated with traditional sushi.

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Ingredients For Keto Sushi Rolls

To make these keto sushi rolls, you’ll need the following ingredients: cauliflower, unsalted butter, rice vinegar, sweetener, sushi nori sheets, cream cheese, cucumber, and crab sticks. These wholesome ingredients are low in carbs and keto friendly. That makes them perfect for your healthy lifestyle.

  • 1 pound cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp swerve
  • 5 sushi nori sheets
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup cucumber
  • 10 crab sticks
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Instructions How To Make Keto Sushi Rolls

Let’s start by preparing the cauliflower. Simply cut it up into small pieces and pop it into a food processor. Pulse away until you’ve achieved a rice-like texture. Voila! Your very own cauliflower rice – a delicious and low-carb alternative to traditional sushi rice. Enjoy!

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Continue with melting the unsalted butter in a pan over medium heat. Once melted, add the cauliflower rice. Sauté it for around 7-10 minutes. Give it an occasional stir. As the cauliflower cooks, it will start to turn a lovely yellow shade. Once cooked, remove the pan from the heat. Add the rice vinegar and sweetener. Mix well. Set the cauliflower rice aside to cool. Get ready to enjoy a tasty and healthy meal! The rice vinegar and the sweetener will add a tangy and sweet flavor. It’ll help enhance the overall taste of the sushi rolls.

Next up, let’s move onto the other ingredients. For the cucumber, we want to make sure it’s cut into thin sticks that will fit perfectly into our sushi rolls. And don’t forget about the crab sticks. Make sure they are ready to use. Take any packaging off.

Lay the sushi nori sheets flat on a bamboo sushi mat or a cutting board. Take 1/5 of the cauliflower rice and spread it evenly on each sheet. Leave a small margin at one end.

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Now, it’s time to assemble the sushi rolls. Arrange the cucumber sticks, cream cheese and crab sticks on top of the cauliflower rice, ensuring they are evenly distributed.

To roll up the sushi, start from the end with the fillings. Roll the nori sheet tightly. Use your fingers or a bamboo sushi mat to guide and shape the roll. Apply gentle pressure as you roll to ensure the ingredients hold together. The cream cheese will act as the binding agent.

When you reach the end of the nori sheet, just give it a quick little dampen with some water. This will help secure the roll and keep it from unraveling. Press down nice and firm and your sushi roll will be all set. Repeat the process for the remaining nori sheets and fillings until you’ve used everything up. And voila, you’ll have 5 tasty sushi rolls ready to be devoured! Enjoy!

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Please Note!

Take care to press the sushi rolls firmly to ensure they hold together. Wetting the nori sheets slightly with water will help them stick together better.

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Serving Suggestions For Low Carb Sushi Rolls

These keto sushi rolls make a delightful appetizer or main course. Serve them with a side of soy sauce or your favorite keto-friendly dipping sauce. You can also garnish them with sesame seeds or thinly sliced avocado for an extra flavor boost.

Storage

If you have any leftovers, store the sushi rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should be consumed within 1-2 days for the best taste and freshness.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this recipe for low carb keto sushi rolls.

In conclusion, this keto sushi recipe offers a low carb and keto twist on a beloved Japanese classic. By using cauliflower rice and wholesome ingredients, you can enjoy sushi while staying true to your healthy lifestyle. Give it a try and savor the flavors of this delicious, sugar-free, and diabetic-friendly recipe!

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Savor the Twist: Heavenly Keto Sushi Rolls With Cauliflower Rice In 15 Minutes!

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Recipe by Rally Rus Course: Dinner, Lunch, SnacksCuisine: JapaneseDifficulty: Easy
Servings

5

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

150

kcal
Chilling Time

15

minutes
Net carbs

4

grams
Total time

15

minutes

Embark on a taste adventure with our heavenly Keto Sushi Rolls with cauliflower rice. Indulge guilt-free in these gluten-free, low-carb delights ready in just 15 minutes. Perfect for a delightful keto lunch, keto snack, or keto dinner on your keto journey.
Only 4g net carbs!

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Ingredients

  • Keto Sushi Rolls Base
  • 1 pound 450 g cauliflower

  • 2 tbsp 30 g unsalted butter

  • 1 tbsp 15 ml rice vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp 2.5 g swerve

  • 5 5 sushi nori sheets

  • Keto Sushi Rolls Filling
  • 4 oz 100 g cream cheese (10 sticks)

  • 1 cup 100 g cucumber (10 sticks)

  • 10 10 crab sticks or seafood sticks

Directions

  • Cut one cauliflower into small pieces.
  • Place the cauliflower pieces in a food processor and process until it resembles a rice-like texture. This creates cauliflower rice. Alternatively, you can use frozen cauliflower rice. If using frozen cauliflower rice, cook it directly.
  • Place a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat and add the butter and the riced cauliflower. Cook for 7-10 minutes until the cauliflower is tender (slightly yellowish). Remove from the heat.
  • Add the sweetener and the vinegar to the cooked rice. Adjust the amounts if desired and let it cool down in the fridge (approximately 15-20 minutes).
  • Cut the cucumber into 10 short slices or 5 long slices.
  • Place a sushi nori sheet onto a sushi mat, shiny side down, and top with a fifth of the cooled cauliflower rice mix.
  • Spread the rice evenly onto the sheet, leaving a 1/2-inch gap at one end.
  • Add a fifth of your chosen filling ingredients (2 short cucumber sticks, 2 crab sticks, and 2 cream cheese sticks) and roll firmly until you reach the edge of the rice. Sprinkle some water on the end of the sheet, and finish rolling. Use the sushi mat to firm up the roll.

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Notes

  • You can use any sweetener of your choice.
  • You can use crab meat instead of crab sticks.
  • You can use avocado instead of the cream cheese.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving: 5g
  • Calories: 150kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 4g

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