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Stacy O 06-29-2013 07:31 AM

Sushi lovers on Atkins, please advise:

I am on induction and realize I can eat tuna and salmon sashimi, but honestly that is boring to me, plus I feel like sashimi alone is not going to satisfy me. I love raw salmon/avocado rolls, spicy tuna rolls and I also likie crab rolls...all with roe or sesame seeds...basically I love the the combo of all those ingredients plus the rice and the sauces naturally.

Does anyone have any creative ways to get my sushi fix if not while on induction, but any phase of Atkins? I'm pretty creative in the kitchen myself, but I've never prepared sushi myself and am drawing a blank on this. I'm not a fan of rice, except of course with sushi and I can't get past eating it without for some reason. Thanks for any suggestions!

jacky_ks 06-29-2013 07:37 AM

Low Carb California Roll Sushi

I haven't made these yet but I bought the ingredients yesterday..along with wasabi and ginger. I'll let you know how they turn out after I make them. I'm also thinking I may just do a handroll...easier.

Low Carb California Roll Sushi

Great low carb option for sushi without rice! Fun to make!

Number of Servings: 1


Sushi Nori, Raw Untoasted, 1 sheet
Splenda, .5 tsp
Crab, canned, .3 cup
Cucumber (peeled), 1 stick (4" long) sliced in two
Avocado .3 fruit sliced
Cauliflower, raw, .6 cup riced
vinegar, 1 tsp
water, 1 Tbsp
Guar Gum, 1/8 tsp (optional)


In small skillet, stir together water and cauliflower and guar gum (guar is optional but it helps the cauliflower stick together better). Cook until tender but not mushy. Gently push down in skillet with spatula while cooking to help make it a bit more sticky. Place in a bowl and put in the refrigerater for abou 10 minutes (enough time to slice your avocado, cucumber, and crab). Pull out and stir in splenda and vinegar.

Place a piece of parchment paper on the counter and lay a nori (shiny side down) on the paper. Spread cauliflower over top 3/4 of nori leaving a small line at the top not covered for sealing and the bottom 4th for the other 'innards'. Lay the crab in a row along the bottom, then cucumber, and then avocado. Gently roll the nori up, starting at the end with the crab. When you reach the end, dip your hand in water and run your fingers along the sealing end, then seal and roll so seam is down. Using a very sharp knife, run it under water, then slice in to 6 to 8 pieces.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 151.8
Total Fat: 8.6 g
Cholesterol: 36.0 mg
Sodium: 167.2 mg
Total Carbs: 9.3 g
Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
Protein: 11.6 g

Dottie 06-29-2013 07:46 AM

Use a thin layer of cream cheese (soften, mix with a splash of rice vinegar - unseasoned- and soy sauce) in place of the rice and fill with avocado, cucumber, shrimp or whatever else you like:)

Soobee 06-29-2013 11:08 AM


dianafoot 06-29-2013 12:32 PM

I use a small amount of quinoa for the rice layer. I know some folks use cauliflower rice, but I like the way the quinoa absorbs the rice vinegar better. I make my own sushi rolls, using nori sheets, covered with a thin layer of seasoned quinoa and filled with avocado, zucchini, carrot, etc. I also make my own sugar-free pickled ginger although that's easy enough to find in the grocery store.

I cut this into 8 slices with a very sharp knife (dipped in water in between cuts). 4 of the pieces is plenty for me, so in spite of the little bit of quinoa, it is very low carb.

Stacy O 06-29-2013 02:55 PM

Everyone - thank you for the ideas!

Jacky, I'd love to hear your opinion after you try that recipe out!

jacky_ks 06-30-2013 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by Stacy O (Post 16492965)
Everyone - thank you for the ideas!

Jacky, I'd love to hear your opinion after you try that recipe out!

Okay I just got done eating my low carb California Roll.:yummy: I decided to do a cut roll rather than the hand roll. Couldn't find any chop sticks though...:doh:

First of all, next time I will use an entire cup of the cauliflower rice. I did not have quite enough after cooking to sufficiently cover the entire nori sheet. Also, I did not have the guar gum so I mushed up half the avocado and spread that on first...then I added the "rice", and it worked great. It tasted amazing, but was a little skimpy due to not enough of the cauliflower.

I will definitely be making this again and working on perfecting amounts and so forth.

Stacy O 07-01-2013 04:07 PM

Thanks Jacky!

canadiangirl 07-03-2013 06:54 PM

I love sushi too and miss it soooo much so I gave it a shot and wow!


Stacy O 07-03-2013 06:58 PM

THANK YOU Vanessa!

Mazza 07-07-2013 08:57 PM

I'm a sushi-a-holic, I get any roll I want and sub asparagus for the rice. sometimes they beef up the roll with lettuce or Japanese sprouts, It's delicious and very satisfying and i honestly never miss the carbs.

tofucheez 07-08-2013 06:44 AM

Do you mean that's how you order it on a restaurant? Or make at home?

that's a great idea for ordering it if the restaurant will accommodate.

Mazza 07-10-2013 07:53 AM

Both, I order from restaurants & make it at home carb free....although when I make it at home it doesn't look as pretty. :o

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