Indian Cauliflower Rice Raw Foods Sushi


April 9, 2013 by Joanne T Ferguson

Well, after being “energized” from attending the Raw Foods Workshop with Tansy and in making my “confession”  Embarassed:
My name is Joanne and I am a meat-eating, “enjoyer” of South Australian red wines and local produce, too!

I decided to see what I could create that would would be simple, tasty, easy to do! With this raw food creation, I was PASSIONATE to do! 🙂 🙂

I have to admit when I tried Tansy’s Indian Wild Rice (made with cauliflower), I “immediately” got a craving for sushi (which because of the carbs with rice) is not currently on my food lifestyle.

Let me “clarify” that before I have someone out in “Computerland” ask, “What’s wrong with rice?” (Remember, I can ‘still “hear” you! lol)

There is nothing wrong with rice and on “occasion“, I can indulge in basmati rice to name one of three “on my list” It is “simply” a matter of making the best choices for my health with foods that are lowest in carbs; my doctor is “guiding” this ship and I am A LOT happier and healthier for it! 🙂


The recipe for Tansy’s Indian Wild Rice can be found on my previous blog post.

Does anyone know the difference between sushi and maki? (Is not a trick question, as I too learned something today) 😉
I always think if I have a question, than someone else in Computerland “might” have the same question too! Nothing is ever too silly or stupid to ask; is my life philosophy too!

For the sake of “simplicity” today “maki  is a type of sushi, usually rolled up in nori” (seaweed) like I created with this recipe.

Between you and me, I was never SO E-X-C-I-T-E-D about buying a head of cauliflower today, TRUE! 🙂

HOW easy was this to do? I “hear” you say? lol 😉

I “introduced” Mr. Carrot to my food processor (it is a food processor from “hell” TRUE, but that story will have to wait for another day!) ShockedShockedShocked


Added Mr. Radish, who thought the “introduction” was GRATE! lol (Pun intended! 😉 )


Mr. Alfalfa “sprouted” to the occasion! lol

I enjoy using ingredients I had on hand today! 🙂


When I was “little”, Popeye The Sailor Man was my FAVORITE cartoon character and it was only in later years that I wondered “subliminally” did a company hired the character to actually “like” spinach and always reiterate to always “eat your spinach” lol Some habits die hard, but I always think my spinach taste better when it is chopped. There is no scientific proof of that, but seeing I was making the “special” dish for myself for lunch….lol

For those of you who “may” not have seen Popeye (or heard his message) ….enjoy! 😉

Mr. Beetroot wanted to add to the colorful occasion. 😉

IMG_2062I also enjoy a dipping sauce with my sushi. I looked in my What’s On The List folder and saw I one that “ironically” fell out of the folder and found me! (like the books “literally” flying off the shelf in LU ROU FAN Vendor Bian Dang 😉 )

Other ingredients
Nori sheets
1/4 cup sesame oil
2 tablespoons tamari
2 tablespoons Xylitol (feel free to use sugar;-) )
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons alfalfa
2 garlic, minced
1 red chilli

Prepare Indian Wild Rice; set aside.

Seeing I was making sushi, I omitted the currants or sultanas as per original recipe.

Combine all ingredients except nori sheets in blender until well combined; adjust to personal taste.

On a flat surface, place one nori roll and fill entire surface with Indian Wild Rice. (Reference above)

At the edge closest to you, place a “small” line of carrot, then “small” line of radish, “small” line of alfalfa, “small” line of spinach, and “small” line of beetroot.

Roll the nori sheet “tightly but gently” away from you.

With your finger, moistened the edge so that it seals properly.

With a “sharp” knife (be careful of your fingers Laughing) , cut sushi into desired size; drizzle with sauce and ENJOY! 🙂

I did three batches of these; one small, one medium and one larger (with more filling). I personally enjoyed the smaller “tighter” rolled ones.

Hint and Tip
Do not over stuff or the nori sheet will break; best to use the “less is more principle” 😉

Always work with a clean surface in between rolling each nori sheet. 😉

Keep your hands “clean” and “dry” between each ingredient used.

Clean knife in between each cut. 😉

Feel free to experiment with ingredients you have on hand. I wanted to use avocado, but it was not “ripe” yet for the occasion today, TRUE!

Your ingredients choices are only limited by your imagination! 😉

Is it me, or is this Indian Cauliflower Rice Raw Foods Sushi smiling back at thee? 🙂


I AM interested if anyone has been “inspired” to incorporate more raw foods into your food lifestyles and if you had, what small changes have you made?

Would you “try” and make more raw food recipes if they were THIS simple and easy…REALLY YUMMY like this recipe today which gets my “WHOO HOO!”
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


ORIGINAL SOURCE of Indian Wild Rice Recipe
Raw Foods Workshop

12 thoughts on “Indian Cauliflower Rice Raw Foods Sushi

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  3. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    WOW! Really creative rolls! I’m very impressed. I’d love to taste them. You rolled them beautiful too. 🙂

    • Thank you Nami for your lovely and kind words! These really are YUM and I look forward to when next I make too! It was only by “trial and error” that I figured out how to hand roll, how much ingredients and the perfect size for me too!

  4. Aisha says:

    It sounds delicious!!!

  5. That looks awesome! And I wasn’t sure if it would stick together but yours looks like it has perfectly! 😮

    • Thanks Lorraine! I think due to processing the cauliflower and the ingredients finely, then spreading the filling with my hands and “gently” patting down on the surface helped. If you pat it down “less than gentle”, the nori sheet will break! For me, it was “trial and error”
      Hope I can “inspire” you to make too!

  6. Kim says:

    What a pretty presentation and I bet between all the vegetables and spices it was delicious. Fantastic picture as well.

  7. itsanoushka says:

    Looks good! It looks like sushi, so that is a good start 🙂

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