Rice Free Sushi - Three Ways

First and foremost, I am going to say that I love sushi even from the shop.  The amount of white rice doesnt' really bother me - if I was sitting down for 2-4 sticks a few times a week then sure, maybe I would have a re-think but for grabbing a raw tuna roll when I am so freaking hungry - it is such a welcome and loved go-to food.

I do like to mix up my sushi when doing it myself - seaweed is a regular addition to my diet, the most regular appearances are from wakame, nori and arame.  Big fan of these shelf stable , nutrient dense, superfoods!

 PIN IT FOR LATER: The Wellness Collective: - Rice Free Sushi Options

PIN IT FOR LATER: The Wellness Collective: - Rice Free Sushi Options

Rice Free Sushi - Three Ways

1. Quinoa instead of rice

Quinoa is beautifully nutty and crunchy, and cooking up some qunioa and then sticking it together with a couple of tablespoons of nut butter or cashew cheese make for  delicious variation in your roll.  

ANOTHER VARIATION? You can  add a small zested beetroot if you want to make it a pretty colour!!

2. Cauliflower instead of any grain or pseudograin

Blitz a small head of cauliflower in a food processor using the 'pulse' button 3-4 times until it resembles rice.  Season with 1-2 Tbs apple cider vinegar and some toasted sesame seeds before getting your roll on.  

This mix will make 4-5 rolls and will last in fridge for up to 3 days.

ANOTHER VARIATION?  Add a mashed boiled egg or two to the mix to bump up protein.

3. Omelet instead of either of the above

A one, or 2, egg omelet cooked in a small omelet pan makes for a protein rich option.  Omelettes can be made 2-3 days in advance to cover off for a few lunches.

And what do I put inside my sushi? 

4 things make me happy - cucumber, avocado, fermented foods and sprouts.  Serve alongside some pickled ginger and tamari and we have a well balance, energy sustaining snack that is optimised for easy digestion!

Hope you enjoy these variations and that you use them to upgrade your snack time, or lunch time.  This snack is like a real food version of a hair, skin and nails supplement!

A note on the quality of your nori sushi sheets:

Sushi sheets are easy enough to pick up at the supermarket, but please keep in mind that the quality of the seaweed you purchase will only be as great as the water it was grown in.  Nori, that is usually red, takes on the dark green colour when toasted and the deeper the green the better!  All my seaweeds are from Spiral Foods, I store them in an airtight container - nori sheets can be 'refreshed' by waving over an open pan before you use them.  

Now enjoy creating and eating!