Riceless Sushi Rolls filled with Delicious Colorful Vegetables. A Great Dinner or Appetizer!
I am very excited to share this recipe! I trialed it last night at a BBQ and someone asked me where I got the idea. Laying awake with my usual middle of the night insomnia, I realized there were many inspirations for this recipe:
- I have recently learned to love wasabi.
- The cauliflower rice sushi requires the cauliflower rice to cool down before it can be made, making it harder to make riceless sushi as a quick meal.
- Taking sushi as an appetizer to parties can be tricky if people need to mix their own wasabi and soy sauce etc. I wanted more of a grab type sushi that could be eaten easier.
- I recently purchased a food processor and started making cabbage a staple in my house and thought, we use cauliflower, why not cabbage?
Ingredients:To make 4 Rolls (100 calories per roll):
- 4 tbls light cream cheese
- wasabi powder to taste
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup shredded daikon
- 2 cups cabbage (shredded)
- nori (seaweed) - 4 pieces
- 1/4 package of medium firm tofu
- green onion
There are tons of variations you can make to this recipe!, further down in the pictures, the version I took to the bbq last night included:
- roasted garlic scape
- roasted yams
- The hardest part about this recipe is getting the vegetables prepared! Slice, dice, food process, do whatever you need to make sure the cabbage is as "rice like" as you can get it!
- Mix cream cheese with wasabi paste. I purchase the wasabi powder where you mix with water and then add to the cream cheese. I have also thrown in a little wasabi horseradish as well.
- Lay out the cream cheese mixture on the seaweed and spread as evenly as you can get it. Then spread out the cabbage like it is "rice".
- Add the rest of your vegetables, roll, cut and serve!
- Pictures do a much better job of explaining, see below!
Wasabi Powder - head to the store and purchase this immediately
Mix the wasabi into the cream cheese
Mmmmm, taste beforehand and wait 5 minutes, it gets spicier once it has settled
Get all of your ingredients ready for the rolls!
Spread out the wasabi mixture onto the seaweed
Doesn't have to be perfect, you are using this to make sure the rolls stick together better
Spread out the cabbage like you would for "rice", then add the other ingredients at the front of the seaweed paper
Green cabbage is the base in this roll
Roll it up like sushi!
Cut it up like sushi!
Presentation is easy given how bright and colorful these rolls are!
I am getting hungry just typing this post and its only 5am