Let me start by saying I love me some sushi, and I’m somewhat of a sushi snob; I won’t touch it if it doesn’t taste delicious! That said, I’m always open to trying new things, so when I came across some recipes for cauliflower rice I thought, what the hell, let’s make some sushi with that!
Turns out, rice made with cauliflower is freakin’ awesome and works wonderfully in sushi! Even for this sushi snob 🙂 For this hand-roll I used marinated flat mushrooms and avocado but you could put any of your favourite additions in there.
As a bonus – cauliflower is incredibly good for you – don’t believe me? – Check out this awesome article that lists all the health benefits of the magical white veggie, and I mean aaaaall of them!
Makes: 4 hand rolls
- 1/2 head of cauliflower, broken in pieces
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 nori seaweed sheets
- 1 avocado
- 1 large flat mushroom
- A dash each of soy sauce, oil and balsamic vinegar
- Sushi ginger, soy sauce and wasabi for serving
Begin with the rice. Place the cauliflower florets into a food processor and pulse until you have a fine, rice-like granules. It won’t take long!
Now, heat the oil in a small pan and throw in the ‘rice’. Mix to coat in the oil and cook for about 7 – 8 minutes until it softens slighty. Put to the side.
Now slice the mushroom into longs strips and place in a shallow bowl. Drizzle with some soy sauce, oil and balsamic vinegar and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Slice your avocado in the meantime. Cook the mushroom in a pan over medium to high heat for a few minutes until soft. Set aside.
Now it’s time to assemble! (Sorry, but how gorgeous is that ‘rice’?) Making sure that the rice stays slightly warm will help it stick to the nori better. Start by spreading a layer of rice over the nori sheet, leaving a space at the front and back. Now lay over the avocado and the mushroom slices.
Roll up and cut in half! Serve with ginger, wasabi and soy sauce. Give these a go, I’m sure you’ll be as pleasantly surprised as I was!