Sushi Hand Rolls - Medifast Approved!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Are you craving sushi? Amanda Davis aka Nemla from the Medifast forums at www.mymedifast.com came up with a yummy recipe to satisfy your craving for sushi while staying on plan. I bet you never thought you could have sushi while on the Medifast plan since it is typically made with rice. We all know rice is a big no no on plan. With a simple substitution of grated and cooked cauliflower, you just won't miss the rice. The cauliflower is gently tossed with rice vinegar to give it added extra flavor. Amanda's twelve year old son didn't have any idea he was eating cauliflower and not rice. Sounds like a keeper.It is important not to over cook the cauliflower because otherwise you will end u with mashed "potatoes" rather than "rice". Also, these are best served warm so eat them up right away. Thanks for the recipe Amanda!

Photo courtesy of Amanda Davis

Sushi Hand Rolls
Medifast Nutrition Support Approved
Recipe by Amanda Davis aka Nemla from the Medifast forums

Ingredients:
10 oz medium or large raw shrimp - peeled, deveined (cooking directions below)
or
7 oz raw salmon (cooking directions below)
1 package All Natural Sushi Seaweed (5 full sheets of Nori per pack) use only 2 sheets of Nori (2 Condiments)
1 1/4 cups cauliflower, cooked and grated*  (2 1/2 vegetable servings)
1/4 cup strips of cucumber (1/2 vegetable serving)
1 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce for marinade (1/2 Condiment since only half of the soy sauce gets absorbed)
*any additional soy sauce can be used for dipping but for every tsp, it is 1 more additional condiment
1 tbsp rice vinegar (1/2 Condiment)

Directions:
Marinate meat in 1 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce for at least 2 hours. Discard marinade. Saute shrimp/ bake salmon.

In a non-metal bowl, sprinkle in the rice vinegar while gently mixing the cauliflower "rice".

Slightly modified directions from the Nori package:

1) Cut sheet of Nori in half.
2) Place half sheet of Nori in the palm of your hand, shiny side down.
3) Spread "rice" on the left side of the Nori sheet.
4) Add fillings  - a little over 1/4 cup of "rice" per roll
- lay 5 to 8 strips of cucumber
- add lean meat - roughly 1 3/4 oz of shrimp per roll or 1 1/4 oz salmon per roll
5) Roll the Nori , starting with the bottom left corner towards the upper right corner to form a cone shape.

Serve warm!!!

* Don't overcook the cauliflower or you will have rice vinegar mashed "potatoes".

4 salmon or shrimp rolls = 1 Lean protein serving, 3 vegetable servings and 3 Condiments

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