Keto-Friendly Sushi

20m cook
keto-friendly sushi for weight loss

    Sushi lovers following a keto diet, rejoice! Keto-Friendly Sushi allows you to indulge in the delectable flavors of sushi without the carb-heavy rice. By swapping out the rice with low carb alternatives, you can create beautiful and satisfying rolls that are perfect for your keto lifestyle. Whether you're a seasoned sushi enthusiast or a newbie, get ready to embark on a culinary adventure and enjoy the delights of keto-friendly sushi.

    Servings & Nutrition

    3-4 sushi rolls depending on the amount of ingredients used and size of the rolls. Additionally, the nutrition information does not include any additional sauces or condiments such as soy sauce or wasabi.

    Estimated nutritional breakdown:
    • Calories: 180-220
    • Total Fat: 11-14g
    • Saturated Fat: 3-5g
    • Cholesterol: 30-40mg
    • Sodium: 500-600mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 5-7g
    • Dietary Fiber: 3-4g
    • Sugars: 1-2g
    • Protein: 15-18g


    • Nori seaweed sheets
    • Sashimi-grade fish (such as tuna, salmon, or yellowtail)
    • Fresh vegetables (such as cucumber, avocado, and bell peppers)
    • Cream cheese or low carb mayonnaise
    • Sesame oil
    • Soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free option)
    • Wasabi and pickled ginger (optional, for serving)


    • Lay a sheet of nori seaweed on a bamboo sushi mat or a clean surface.
    • Thinly slice the sashimi-grade fish into strips and cut the vegetables into matchstick-like pieces.
    • Spread a thin layer of cream cheese or low carb mayonnaise on the nori sheet.
    • Arrange the sliced fish, vegetables, and a drizzle of sesame oil on top of the cream cheese or mayonnaise.
    • Using the sushi mat as a guide, roll the nori sheet tightly, applying gentle pressure to ensure a compact roll. Wet your fingers with water to seal the end of the roll.
    • Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients to create additional rolls.
    • Once the rolls are prepared, use a sharp knife to slice them into bite-sized pieces.
    • Serve the keto-friendly sushi rolls with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger, if desired.

    Ready to get cooking?

    Satisfy your sushi cravings while maintaining a keto lifestyle with the delightful experience of Keto-Friendly Sushi. By using nori seaweed sheets as a base and exploring an array of fresh ingredients, you can enjoy the art of sushi without the carb-heavy rice. Let your creativity shine as you experiment with different fillings, flavours, and textures. Get started on this simple weight loss recipe today!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I use cauliflower rice as a substitute for the cream cheese?

    Yes, cauliflower rice can be a great low carb alternative to traditional sushi rice. Simply steam or sauté cauliflower rice until tender and use it as a base for your sushi rolls.

    Are there other keto-friendly options for sushi rice?

    Yes, you can try using konjac rice or shirataki rice as low carb alternatives to traditional sushi rice. These options are made from konjac flour and have a similar texture to rice.

    Can I use other fillings or toppings in my keto-friendly sushi?

    Absolutely! Keto-friendly sushi allows for creativity and experimentation. Feel free to incorporate other low carb ingredients such as cream cheese, asparagus, radishes, or even spicy mayo for added flavour and variety.

    Can I make keto-friendly sushi ahead of time?

    It's best to prepare and consume sushi rolls immediately for the freshest taste and texture. However, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few hours if needed. Keep in mind that the nori may become slightly softer over time.

    Can I use store-bought sushi-grade fish for this recipe?

    If you're purchasing pre-packaged sushi-grade fish, ensure it is from a reliable source and suitable for raw consumption. Alternatively, you can ask your local fish market or sushi chef for recommendations on the freshest options available.