Servings: 5 · Prep Time: 15 mins · Cooking Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins

Autophagy Friendly | Salads & Starters

For many years I thought sushi was a healthy dish. But sadly, once consumed a plate of sushi turns into as much sugar as a couple of cans of Coke! But if you're overweight, diabetic or simply trying to get in shape, then you don't have to live life without sushi. In this wonderful recipe, we exchange rice for cauliflower and the way we prepare it, means very few of your guests will even tell the difference. In-fact those that appreciate awesome gastronomic foods may even prefer it. There are so many gorgeous options for the filling, below I have given you the ingredients to my tuna rolls - delicious!


Cauliflower Rice

  • Cauliflower (1 small)
  • Sesame Oil (2 tsp)
  • Rice Wine (2 tbsp)
  • Salt (sprinkle)
  • Stevia (optional)


  • Nori Sheets (4 large or 8 halves)
  • Tuna (200g)
  • Red cabbage (1 cup in strips)
  • Cucumber (1/2)
  • Avocado (1 or 2)
  • Cream Cheese (3 tbsp)
  • Wasabi (small amount)
  • Pickled Ginger (small amount)


To make the rice, cut your cauliflower into chunks and pulsate in a blender until it looks like rice. Put it in a pan full of boiling water and add 2 tablespoons of rice wine and 2 teaspoons of sesame oil and a little bit of salt. Boil until the rice becomes soft which is normally around 15 to 20 minutes. Optionally, you can also add a small amount of Stevia.

Once cooked it's important to dry out your rice, give it a good squeeze and leave it on the side for an hour or so. If it is too wet, then your rolls become too soggy and it becomes difficult to cut.

To make it sticky, add a little mayonnaise or cream cheese to the cauliflower and then place it on your seaweed sheets. Now, I'm not going to explain exactly how to roll the sushi, because there are so many wonderful demonstrations on the Internet and I am certainly no expert. But you will need to purchase a rolling mat and make sure your knife is super sharp.

When it comes to the filling, the world is literally your oyster. If you love fish, then tuna or salmon are both fantastic. Alternatively, you can just use cucumber and avocado. Or you can combine them all together. My family's favourite is tuna with avocado, red cabbage and cucumber. Then to give you guests that posh sushi restaurant touch, make sure to purchase some Wasabi paste, soy sauce and pickled ginger.