Rice Free Sushi Recipe

how to make sushi without rice

I’d been wanting sushi for a while, but hadn’t yet found a way to get it without rice. As I’ve found with many things, if you want a healthy option, you have to make it yourself … so I did.

If I’d known it was this easy to make sushi, I would have done it long ago! It is also much cheaper than buying it pre-made. Since I was pregnant at the time, I made it with meat and cooked fish, but any protein could work.

Seaweed is part of a healthy diet in many cultures around the world and is an excellent source of micronutrients including folate, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium, and iodine.

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Rice Free Sushi Recipe

Delicious homemade sushi without the rice. There are endless variations to enjoy!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 453kcal
Author Katie Wells


  • 5 sheets of nori
  • 1 large carrot julienned
  • 1 medium cucumber julienned
  • cream cheese softened
  • guacamole
  • protein of choice


  • Put a piece of nori on a piece of waxed paper or sushi mat, if you have one.
  • Carefully spread cream cheese along one end. This will be the outside end that you close when you roll it. The cream cheese helps it stick.
  • Spread guacamole in the center of the seaweed.
  • Place pieces of cucumber and carrot at the opposite end of the seaweed as the cream cheese. You want to make sure everything runs lengthwise.
  • Add protein of choice in thin layer between veggies and cream cheese.
  • Starting at the end with the veggies, carefully roll the waxed paper to begin rolling the sushi seaweed. This took a little trial and error, but you have to roll it and remove the waxed paper as you go. When you finish, you should have about a 1.5 inch diameter roll.
  • Repeat the process with the other sheets of seaweed.
  • Place all rolls together and slice into 1 inch pieces. Keeping them together helps protect the seaweed from breaking when cutting.
  • Serve fresh! Yum!


Nori is sushi seaweed, julienned means cut into short thin strips


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.4g | Protein: 38.6g | Fat: 28.7g | Saturated Fat: 7.1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 864mg | Fiber: 4.9g | Sugar: 3.4g

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