Faux Sushi Rice

Saturday, June 12, 2010

I've been playing around with riced cauliflower a lot this week. I am a huge fan of bento meals, and prior to eating LC, I loved onigiri, which is a savory rice ball, usually with a filling. It's a staple of "bento style" lunches, so I set out to make up a recipe for rice that would work that was:

1. Low carb
2. Not a lot of dairy/cheese
3. Yummy

This can be used for onigiri, and also sushi, as long as you use it while hot.

This recipe will make 2 rice balls or 3-4 sushi rolls.

1 cup frozen cauliflower
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbs cream cheese (I use one that is 1 carb per ounce)

Place the cauliflower and salt in a microwave safe bowl and cover. Microwave for 5 minutes.

Let it cool, take out of the bowl and either grate using a hand grater, or pulse in the food processor until the cauliflower is rice sized

Add the riced cauliflower back to the bowl and add cream cheese. Microwave for 30 seconds then stir until the cheese is completely integrated into the cauliflower.

You can use this to make sushi rolls or my favorite bacon filled rice balls. I'll have a tutorial about how to make them this week!


Lisa Kukla said...

Glad to see someone is trying to figure out how to keep the fun of a bento with the paleo/low carb lifestyle. Thanks for the recipes.

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