Cauliflower is taking over the world. Don’t you think? Cauliflower pizzas, cauliflower ‘potato’ mash, cauliflower fried rice. Considering it’s so versatile I think the old cauliflower pretty underrated! Just to make you love it’s versatility even more, I present: cauliflower rice sushi.
I’ve been loving this light sushi option lately. As much as I love quinoa sushi, this cauliflower rice hits the spot in the hot Aussie summer heat.
If you’re not a cauliflower lover not to worry! It doesn’t really have a strong taste, it just provides a great texture. And as always you can get as creative as you like with your fillings. The cauli rice will take you approximately 4 minutes to make! Too easy.
Cauliflower Rice Sushi
Makes one roll.
- 1/2 head cauliflower
- 1 sheet nori
- fillings of your choice! For example: avocado, capsicum, carrot, cucumber, smoked salmon, tuna, chicken etc.
- Blend raw cauliflower in a food processor until it is chopped into rice size pieces. You can leave the cauliflower raw or lightly cook it in coconut oil in a fry pan (as I did). Add a pinch of sea salt if cooking too. It should make about two cups of cauliflower rice.
- Lay your nori sheet shiny side down on a bamboo mat
- With a spoon spread the cauliflower onto the nori sheet, gently squishing it down. Spread all the way to the sides leaving a 1 cm gap from the bottom and 2 cm gap from the top.
- Lay your fillings horizontally on top of the cauli rice about 1 cm from the bottom of it.
- Carefully begin rolling the sushi. Picking up the mat from the edge nearest to you by placing your thumbs under it and your fingers on the filling. Press down a little as you roll, but not so tightly that everything comes out the sides.
- You don’t want to roll the mat up with the sushi – you are basically rolling the mat so it folds in half while the sushi rolls up in between.
- Once rolled, gently squeeze the sushi to round it and make sure everything is packed in tightly.
- Cut the sushi either in half or into small pieces.
Now over to you. What’s your favourite sushi filling?