Keto Sushi Rolls

**Keto Sushi: A Delicious Low-Carb Alternative**

If you’re craving sushi but want to stick to a low-carb or ketogenic diet, our Keto Sushi recipe is the perfect solution! This guilt-free version swaps out traditional rice with cauliflower rice, giving you all the flavors and textures you love without the extra carbs. It’s easy to make and can be adapted to include your favorite fillings.

### Ingredients
– 1 medium cauliflower head
– 2 tbsp rice vinegar
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/2 tsp sweetener
– 2 nori sheets
– Fillings of choice (avocado, cucumber, smoked salmon, cream cheese, etc.)

### Instructions
1. **Rice the Cauliflower**: Begin by ricing the cauliflower. Chop the cauliflower head into florets and place them into a food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower is finely chopped and resembles rice grains.

2. **Cook Cauliflower Rice**: Transfer the riced cauliflower to a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until tender and moisture has evaporated, about 5-7 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally to prevent burning.

3. **Season the “Rice”**: Remove the skillet from heat and add the rice vinegar, salt, and sweetener to the cauliflower rice. Mix well to ensure the cauliflower absorbs the flavors evenly. Allow the mixture to cool slightly.

4. **Prepare the Nori Sheets**: Lay a nori sheet on a bamboo sushi mat, shiny side down. Evenly spread a layer of cauliflower rice over the nori, leaving a small border at the top to help seal the roll.

5. **Add Fillings**: Place your desired fillings in a horizontal line across the middle of the rice. Popular keto-friendly fillings include avocado slices, cucumber sticks, smoked salmon, and cream cheese.

6. **Roll the Sushi**: Using the bamboo mat, gently lift the edge of the nori closest to you and start rolling. Apply light pressure to make a tight roll but be careful not to squeeze too hard.

7. **Slice and Serve**: With a sharp knife, cut the roll into bite-sized pieces. Clean the knife between cuts for clean slices. Serve immediately and enjoy your homemade keto sushi!

### Notes
– **Cauliflower Rice**: Make sure the cauliflower rice is cooked well and slightly dried out to mimic the texture of sushi rice better.
– **Nori Sheets**: These can be found in most grocery stores, usually in the international or Asian food section.
– **Knife Technique**: Use a very sharp knife for cutting and clean the blade between cuts to ensure neat slices.

### Suggestions for Variations
– **Spicy Tuna Roll**: Use spicy mayo and tuna as the filling.
– **Vegetarian Roll**: Include a mix of bell peppers, carrots, and avocado.
– **Philadelphia Roll**: Combine smoked salmon, cream cheese, and cucumber.

### Conclusion
Keto Sushi is a fantastic, low-carb alternative to traditional sushi that doesn’t skimp on flavor. It’s versatile, allowing you to adapt the fillings to your tastes and preferences. Whether you’re on a ketogenic diet or just looking to reduce carbs, this recipe is a perfect addition to your meal rotation.

### FAQ
**Q: Can I prepare the cauliflower rice in advance?**
A: Yes, you can prepare the cauliflower rice a day ahead and store it in the refrigerator. Just reheat it slightly before using it to assemble the sushi.

**Q: What can I use as a nori sheet substitute?**
A: If you don’t have nori sheets, you can use thinly sliced cucumber or lettuce leaves as a wrap.

**Q: How do I prevent the cauliflower rice from being too wet?**
A: Cook the cauliflower rice until most of the moisture has evaporated. Straining it through a cheesecloth after cooking can also help remove excess water.