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California Keto Sushi Burrito

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I’ve been making keto friendly cauliflower rice sushi for a while and it's great but sometimes it can be a bit fiddly. These low-carb sushi burritos are my new favourite thing! More substantial than a sushi roll and easier to eat. It's the perfect option for meal prep and lunchboxes.

These low-carb California Sushi Burritos are great for a grab and go keto lunch or healthy dinner!

I stuffed them with a traditional California roll filling of crab, creamy avocado and crispy cucumber but with my low-carb twist. I used cauliflower rice (and I share my top tip below on how to make it super fluffy, no sogginess on my watch!) instead of traditional sushi rice to keep the carbs low and mixed with cream cheese, or you can use mayonnaise, to achieve that slightly sticky texture.

These low-carb sushi rolls were so good, I made them again the next day... and the next day!

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Serving size 1 sushi roll

Allergy information for California Keto Sushi Burrito

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
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Nutritional values (per serving, 1 sushi roll)

Net carbs6.7 grams
Protein16.2 grams
Fat35.1 grams
Calories417 kcal

Calories from carbs 7%, protein 16%, fat 77%

Total carbs15.4 gramsFiber8.6 gramsSugars4 gramsSaturated fat5 gramsSodium972 mg(42% RDA)Magnesium96 mg(24% RDA)Potassium1,010 mg(51% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings/ 2 sushi rolls)

Cauliflower rice:
Crab mix:
To assemble:
  • 4 nori sheets
  • 1/2 large avocado, thinly sliced (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 1/2 medium cucumber seedless, sliced into match sticks (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • Optional to serve: pickled ginger, wasabi and/or coconut aminos


Cauliflower rice:
  1. Add the cauliflower florets to a food processor and pulse using the S blade until they resemble a rice consistency. Option to grate if you don't have a food processor.
    California Keto Sushi Burrito
  2. Place the blitzed cauliflower rice in a glass heatproof bowl and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool slightly so not hot, transfer to a muslin cloth, or fine tea towel and squeeze out the excess water. (This is my top tip to make the rice super fluffy!) California Keto Sushi Burrito
  4. Place the cauliflower rice in a bowl, fluff with a fork and add the salt and vinegar to a bowl (plus optional sweetener if you like) and mix. Allow to fully cool.
  5. Dry fry the sesame seeds in a non stick frying pan on medium-low heat for 4 - 5 mins until golden. Allow to cool. Once cooled, stir the cream cheese or mayo and sesame seeds through the cauliflower rice.
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  6. To make the crab filling, mix the crab with the mayonnaise and season to taste.
  7. Slice the cumber and avocado into thin slices.
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  8. To assemble each roll, attach two sheets of nori together by wetting 2.5 cm (1 inch) of one side with water, keeping the rougher sides facing up to create one long sheet.
    California Keto Sushi Burrito
  9. Lay it on a bamboo matt and place half the rice across the double sheet leaving about an inch round the edges. Flatten the rice with a spatula. (The rice must be fully cool or the nori will shrivel up like a prune and go soggy!) Layer in the centre slices of avocado, cucumber and crab mix.
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  10. Use the mat to roll the burrito and secure with a touch of water to seal.
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  11. Place the California burrito seam side down and slice in half with a sharp knife.
  12. Serve with optional coconut aminos, pickled ginger and wasabi! Tastes the best when served fresh although the rice and crab can be made 1 day ahead and stored in the refrigerator. California Keto Sushi Burrito

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 sushi roll)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cauliflower, fresh
4.5 g2.9 g0.4 g38 kcal
Wine vinegar
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
0.1 g0.2 g12.5 g111 kcal
Sesame seeds
0.3 g0.4 g1.1 g13 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Crab meat, cooked
0 g9.5 g1 g49 kcal
0.1 g0.2 g12.5 g111 kcal
Nori seaweed sheets
0.2 g1.8 g0.2 g8 kcal
Avocado, fresh
0.9 g1 g7.4 g80 kcal
Cucumber, fresh
0.7 g0.3 g0.1 g6 kcal
Total per serving, 1 sushi roll
6.7 g16.2 g35.1 g417 kcal

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Comments (2)

My daughter and I made this today and this is the best sushi we have ever had. It was better than restaurant or grocery store sushi. My daughter was so surprised at how much she liked it. We will make this recipe any time we want sushi. Such a great recipe. Thanks!


Thank you so much Hollie, I'm glad you both enjoyed!