Much to many people’s disappointment “sushi” does not mean “raw fish” it literally means “vinegar rice.” Crushing words for someone who does not eat conventional rice! One day I had a horrible craving for sushi, and as mush as I love to cook I was not about to try my hand at it. I am typically able to find Keto alternatives to almost everything, but sushi was proving to be a little difficult. Sushi restaurants had also not quite caught up to a "rice-less option" Imagine the look on my waiters face when I would say "no rice." I must admit it is a lot better now with some restaurants offering cauliflower rice. I am just not paying them an extra $4. Back to my story... This day I visited a specialty grocery store for lunch, and literally out of the corner of my eye noticed a crab meat roll with cream cheese, and tuna wrapped in CUCUMBER...SWEET BABY JESUS! I’m pretty sure I let out a very audible scream! On top of that 6 large rolls were only $7!
After talking to the chef, he told me that he has special requests all the time, and he is constantly experimenting with new ways to accommodate customers who need a low carb option. Needless to say, I ate that roll with varying protein options for the next week! I then noticed he also made fresh spring rolls with shrimp, avocados, and just plain vegetables! I never thought to ask if this was possible because I assumed pre- made sushi was just for convenience, not actually trying to cater to a need. Boy was I wrong, and I’m glad I was! If you are keto and miss sushi visit your local grocery store and see what your sushi chef can do for you!
The pictures above are rolls that I have personally ordered and LOVE! Here is a list of places I know make keto friendly sushi rolls: