Here is a great low carb, zero sugar, low calorie meal, packed full of nutrients, and tastes amazing! PLUS you can modify it as needed – vegan to carnivore – simply by choosing different fillings.
With the weather warming up, this is a great recipe to add into your week.
Paleo Sushi Rolls
Makes 2 rolls
- 1/4 large cauliflower grated with the course side of a grater
- 1 onion – finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic – crushed
- Spice mix – 1/2 tsp Coriander Seed powder, 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp ginger finely grated, some cracked pepper and natural salt.
- 1/2 cup of stock or broth
- Nori for sushi rolls
- Filling – choose 3 – smoked salmon, Sushi-grade raw Tuna or Salmon, mashed egg, cooked prawns, tempeh, precooked leftover meat, avocado, celery, carrot, spinach, sprouts, mango, cucumber. Or something totally different!
- Utensils – sushi rolling mat and a pan or wok with a lid.
- Heat pan/wok. Add a little coconut oil to coat the pan.
- Add grated cauliflower, onion, garlic, spice mix, and stock and mix well. Cover the pan, turn heat down halfway and check regularly to ensure it is not sticking. Add more water or stock if needed. Once the cauliflower is soft, remove from heat and let cool.
- Set up the nori sheet on your rolling mat. Line 4/5ths with the ‘rice’ mixture. Lay your chosen fillers in, and then roll firmly.
- Slice into 5 or 6 pieces and serve with a dipping sauce. My favourite is Bragg’s Coconut Liquid Aminos – a soy-free alternative to traditional soy sauce.
The NUTRITIONAL factor
This dish is an excellent take on shop-bought sushi rolls which are not helpful to your diet. Plus you can pre-make them to take to lunch the next day.
Regular shop bought sushi rolls have white sugar added to the rice to make it very sticky, and the rolling process easier. Sugar is addictive, so customers come back! Some places will use a better option, such as vinegar, but white rice still has a very high glycemic index, so it spikes the blood sugar and doesn’t provide you with good, sustainable energy.
Nori wraps are a superfood, and a great way to get more seaweeds into the diet. Nori contains a high amount of minerals, and vitamins, with significant amounts of vitamins A, vitamin C, B-complex groups; and minerals like iodine, manganese, phosphorous, and iron.
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