The best low-carb keto sushi recipe needs only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes! Just use this easy method how to make sushi without rice.
Call us crazy, but we have never been a fan of rice. Even before we paid attention to carbs. Maybe it’s something about the texture? Needless to say, sushi has always been a challenge for this reason, even though we love all other aspects of it.
So, it’s only natural that we would post a keto sushi rolls recipe that is made without rice. Not even cauliflower rice. Don’t get us wrong, we actually don’t mind cauliflower rice. But, in an effort to make keto sushi ultra-simple, we left it out.
LOW CARB SUSHI OPTIONS – IS SUSHI LOW CARB?
Sushi on a low-carb diet is a challenge! Usually, low-carb sushi choices are pretty limited. Pretty much all sushi is not low carb, because of the rice in it, and sometimes also due to the sauces. At most sushi restaurants, you really have just one keto-friendly option, which is sashimi.
Sadly, sashimi is pretty boring. It’s basically just eating fish plain, served over rice, which you can’t eat if you’re carb conscious. Even though there’s nothing wrong with that, sometimes it’s not enough.
Some places have something called naruto, which is a roll wrapped in cucumber instead of rice. If you’re eating out, we definitely recommend ordering that if it’s available! Unfortunately, we’ve heard about this but haven’t actually seen it anywhere around.
- Cut the red peppers and cucumbers into very narrow matchstick pieces of even length – about 1/4 in (about 1/2 cm) wide and the same length as the narrow side of a seaweed snack sheet.
- Now, cut the salmon and avocado into pieces the same length, but wider. You\’ll need 20 pieces of each.
- Arrange a row of 5 seaweed snacks in a single layer on a cutting board. Pour some cold water into a bowl nearby.
- Wet your finger with water and wet the short edge of each seaweed sheet, Place one piece each of salmon, red pepper, cucumber, and avocado at the opposite edge of the first seaweed snack.
- Repeat step 2 for the entire row. Once the whole row is done, roll up the first seaweed snack and press the edge to seal. (The water should have softened the edge by this point, making it easy to seal.
- The wet edge from the first piece will soften naturally by the time you finish adding to the last.) Place seam side down onto a plate.
- Repeat steps 2-3 until you use up all your seaweed snack sheets.