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Low Carb Riceless Sushi


If you are watching your carb intake there are probably quite a few things you are dreaming of eating right now. Sushi is likely at the top of your list (along with pizza, sandwiches, and a number of other things). Today, lets address your sushi craving! Below is a recipe for riceless sushi. If you have ever made sushi at home before, the main change is using cauliflower as the rice (it indicates to puree Рa blender works great to blend until rice-sized). This recipe gets a little fancier than that and gives additional alternatives for filling instead of rice. Experiment a bit and find what works best for you!


  • 6 sheets toasted nori, seaweed wrappers
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated
  • 3 cups chopped cauliflower
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons mirin or 2 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 pieces smoked salmon or 3 pieces marinated shiitaki mushrooms or 3 pieces sushi grade tuna or 3 pieces shrimp or 3 pieces crab or 3 pieces imitation crabmeat


  1. Grate the carrots and zucchini but keep them separated. Mix the sesame oil, mirin and sesame seeds and drizzle 1/2 over the zucchini and 1/2 over the carrots. Toss until the veggies are coated. Set aside.
  2. Boil the cauliflower until very, very tender. Drain. Puree. Set aside.
  3. Place a sheet of nori on bamboo sushi roller mat or piece of plastic wrap. Place the grated carrot, zucchini, OR pureed cauliflower on about 1/2 of the nori sheet. Then lay out fillings of choice on top of the vegetables. Once filled, roll into a tube, seal edges with a bit of water and then slice each roll into 6 slices.
  4. Suggestions for combinations: Grated carrot w/ marinated shiitaki mushrooms, Grated zucchini and carrot w/ crab and avocado, Pureed cauliflower w/ salmon (I mix wasabi in with the cauliflower puree for extra flavour), Grated carrot w/ shrimps, zucchini, avocado and crab, Cauliflower puree w/ shiitaki mushroom and grated carrot, zucchini w/ smoked salmon and green onion.