Did you know that sushi originated as a cheap fast food? In fact, it was often enjoyed at the theater as it was an easy to make, utensil-free food. Can you imagine this in modern-day? Cheering on Spider-Man with a plate full of Tuna? Marveling at the latest indie film while enjoying a Rainbow Roll?
Though I am not suggesting you exchange sushi for popcorn, there are so many benefits to fish that I would make a strong case you should incorporate it as often as possible. Thankfully, homemade salmon rolls are a safe alternative for those with food restrictions and, let's be honest, a budget.
Some of the benefits you are receiving from this recipe include:
Great source of Omega3 Fatty Acids
High in protein
Low in carb
Mental clarity (fats + low carb = happy brain)
High in fiber
Easy to make + Crowd-pleasing
A low budget alternative to eating sushi out
Let's get to cooking...
3/4 cup organic bagged cauliflower rice
1 can wild-caught salmon
1/2 cup spiralized cucumber
4 sheets dried seaweed
1/4 cup coconut aminos
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons Chosen Foods Avocado Mayo
1 teaspoon wasabi powder or paste
2 teaspoons sesame seeds (optional)
Steam the cauliflower rice by putting it in a shallow pan or skillet and add about 1 inch of water. Cook until desired consistency. I like mine al dente. Drain excess water and allow to cool.
Open and drain salmon.
Spiralize or use a potato peeler for cucumbers.
For sauce, mix mayo and wasabi until it's your desired heat. Let sit for 1-2 minutes and taste.
Place all 4 nori sheets on large sheet pans.
Spead cauliflower rice, salmon, cucumber, and avocado on nori sheets. Roll tightly. If you want the nori to stay closed, wet your fingers and seal the long edge before rolling.
Sprinkle on sesame seeds.
Slice in half.
Enjoy with mayo and/or the coconut aminos (and maybe a movie or trip to the local playhouse?).