Saturday, December 18, 2010

Real Food 4: Nori Rolls

More food posts
There's been a request for more posts about food (shoutout to Max). Luckily I've been making tons of great new foods and have some pictures to share with you guys.

The Nori Roll
Lately for my meals I've been making a lot of ghetto sushi. It makes a delicious meal fit for a king, kind of like a sandwich without the bread. This has become a staple for me because it is healthy, tastes amazing, versatile, and very quick too make. Here's the basic idea:

  1. Take a sheet of Nori
  2. Add base: egg or cauliflower rice.
  3. Add meat: shrimp, ground beef, chicken, steak, etc.
  4. Add accessories: Avocado (my favorite), caramelized onions, whatever your heart desires. 
  5. Add flavoring: my favorite is Sriracha hot sauce or some type of wasabi sauce. 
  6. Wrap it up. If you haven't used Nori before this may be difficult but after you try it a couple times it gets a lot easier.
Almost ready: Nori with egg, cauliflower rice, shrimp, avocado, and sriracha.
One of the great things about this is how flexible the recipe is. You can create great combos depending on whatever you have lying around. The other day I made one with scrambled eggs, bacon, and avocado. I've found that cooking up a few types of meat and having them ready throughout the weak when needed allows me to make a complete meal in a couple of minutes.
A finished product: Egg, cauliflower rice, grassfed ground beef, avocado, sriracha sauce. Veggies on side
Nutrition on these are great- Nori is high in iodine (you might be deficient if you don't eat much salt), Vitamin A, and several other micro-nutrients. There is good fats from the meat, sea food, eggs and avocados, plenty of protein from meats and eggs. I usually have a few vegetables on the side when I've got some lying around.

Odds and ends.
If anyone requests it, I'll post a video of how to make a nori roll including the rolling part.

Here's a quick primer on how to make cauliflower rice: 

  1. Shred up a head of cauliflower with a cheese grater or a food processor. 
  2. Heat up some oil in a pan
  3. Throw the cauliflower in the pan over medium heat and cover with a lid. 
  4. Cook for 10 minutes or so, whenever the cauliflower starts to get soft.
  5. You can use it plain or add spices during cooking for flavored rice.
This is a vegetable replacement for rice that can be used in any type of meal. It has the same consistency as rice and tastes great. You can make a big container of it and use it throughout the week. 

Questions or comments? 


  1. Being a sushi lover I am so happy to have been empowered with the sushi handrolling passion! These Nori Rolls are delicious and so easy to make! Love mixing it up too, meat, fish, chicken, anything you please. Sticking Paleo too the rice substitute of cauliflower works great! Shredded turnips or sweet potatoes work too!

  2. I'm so happy you posted this! I love sushi and was wondering how to make a paleo-based equivalent. Brilliant!

  3. super excited to try the cauliflower rice sounds delish!