Grain Free Sushi

October 1, 2020For The Love of Food

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes



Homemade grain-free sushi! This was pretty easy to make and tasted great. I will need some more practice with rolling the sushi, but for my first attempt at using cauliflower rice, I’d say it looks pretty good.

Sushi 1


Cauliflower rice is such a staple in my kitchen arsenal. There is a lot that you can do with this to enhance your meals. It has a very mild flavor so that you can dress it up with sauces, seasonings, and herbs. I buy the pre-made frozen bags at Sam’s Club.

Living in Florida has its advantages. One of those would be the availability of fresh seafood. I bought some fresh Sushi grade tuna at a local seafood shop. You always want to use sushi-grade tuna when making sushi. The tuna is consumed raw, and you do not want to get sick eating raw seafood. Sushi grade is the highest grade given and it is deemed safest to eat raw.  It tastes way better than then any frozen ahi tuna you can get at your local grocery store. Less fishy, and the color is super vibrant.

Sushi 3


Cauliflower rice



Green onions


Sushi grade tuna


GF Tempura shrimp- I used King Arthur’s one for one gluten-free flour to make my tempura batter. All you need is flour, egg whites, and ice-cold water. 

Spicy mayo- Mix mayonnaise with sriracha. That’s all!

Sushi 2

I microwaved the cauliflower rice and then mixed in some rice wine vinegar and honey. I let it cool in the fridge; this allows it to be more playable.  Once it is cooled, I layer it out on my Nori seaweed.

Sushi 4

Layer on your veggies and then the meat of choice

Sushi 5

Sushi 6

* Ensure your bamboo mat is wrapped in plastic wrap, so the sushi doesn’t get stuck in the mat.

Carefully roll. Make sure to stop after each roll and tightly shape the sushi. This will help keep it all together.

Sushi 7

Most sushi has the rice on the outside, but seeing as the cauliflower is not as sticky, I kept the rice on the inside. Cut into eight even pieces and serve with soy sauce of choice and some wasabi.



Sushi 7

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Grain-free Sushi

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes

Paleo-friendly sushi. This sushi uses cauliflower rice instead of the traditional starchy sticky rice. Fun to make and yummy to eat!


  • 1/4 lb Sushi grade tuna, cut into cubes
  • 6 oz Shrimp
  • 6 oz Krab meat, cut into strips
  • 1 Cucmber, cut into match stick pieces
  • 2 oz Pre cut carrot sticks
  • 1 stalk Green onion, cut into strips
  • 1/2 Avocado, cut into slices
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbs sriracha

Cauliflower rice

  • 1 12oz Package of frozen cauliflower rice
  • 2 tbs Rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs Honey

tempura batter

  • 1/2 cup Gluten-free flour, I used king arthurs one to one
  • 2/3 cup ice-cold water
  • 2 egg whites


  • 1)

    Cook cauliflower rice in mircorwave. Once done, add in the rice wine vinegar and honey. Mix to combine. Refrigerate  to cool, about 20 minutes. Stir a few times to make sure it is evenly cooling.

  • 2)

    Lay the Noir sheet, shiny side down, on your bamboo mat. Evenly spread out the cauliflower rice. Leave about 2 inches of space at the bottom of the sheet.

  • 3)

    Lay out the vegetables and then your meat of choice. Top with spicy mayo and avocado. Make sure to place the filling and inch from the top.  This will help when you roll.

  • 4)

    Roll the sushi. With each roll, make sure to use firm pressure to lock in each roll and then shape the sushi properly.

  • 5)

    Cut into 8 pieces. Serve and enjoy!


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