A few years ago I had the opportunity to live in Seoul, South Korea. It was there that my love for things wrapped in nori was honed. Not a day goes by where I don’t consume some kind of sea vegetable!
Although sushi rolls are Japanese the Koreans have their own ‘poor man’s’ version called Kim Bap. Kim Bap is no muss no fuss much like the rolls I created today. Whatever name you go by they are yummy!
Since my time in Korea my love of white rice has dwindled and now I regularly replace grains in my diet with more insulin friendly alternatives, like the cauliflower rice I used in this recipe.
- ½ head cauliflower
- 1 tsp bragg’s liquid aminos*
- 2 green onions chopped
1. Cut cauliflower into chunks and place into food processor.
2. Pulse cauliflower until it resembles grains of rice.
3. In a bowl add the cauliflower rice, bragg’s and green onions.
*Can also be replaced by soy sauce, nama shoyu, or tamari
//Cauliflower Rice Veggie Sushi//
- sushi cauliflower rice
- 1 avocado
- 1 carrot (pulsed in food processor like cauliflower or grated)
- 3-4 stalks of asparagus (depending on how many rolls you make, can substitute any other veggie eg. mushrooms)
- 3-4 sheets of nori
*Apparently called laver in English speaking countries. If you want the nori raw select sheets that look black as opposed to the green colour of the roasted ones.
1. Using a bamboo mat* (used for rolling sushi) place a sheet of nori on the mat and add cauliflower rice to the center covering half the sheet
2. Add some sliced avocado, a stalk of asparagus and a layer of carrots.
3. Start rolling the sushi using the mat to squeeze the roll tightly. Once rolled fully add a bit of water to the ends to moisten and hold the roll.
4. Using a sharp knife cut rolls into discs.
*bamboo mats can be purchased at Asian supermarkets. I got mine here.
This is one of my favorite easy lunches! It takes no time since no cooking of rice is involved. Enjoy!
Better for you ingredients
Nori (as well as other sea vegetables including wakame, dulse, kelp, etc) contain more minerals than any other food source. Learn more here.
Avocadoes contain many essential nutrients including fiber, potassium, vitamin E and B-vitamins. Also because of their high fat content they help with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins when mixed with other foods. To learn more see my post on fat.
I love these sushi rolls – they are fresh, nutrient dense and yummy! Give them a try and let me know how they were 🙂