Keto/ Low Carb Shrimp Tempura Rolls

Who doesn’t enjoy a good Shrimp Tempura roll? It’s actually my most favorite kind of sushi rolls, and a good choice if you aren’t in to eating raw fish. The problem being keto is that Shrimp Tempura Rolls are super high carb. Carbs not only come from the rice but also the tempura batter & the seasoned vinegar used to season the sushi rice. What I have done is replaced the rice with cauliflower and cream cheese mixture. Cream cheese helps to hold the rice together and adds some good fats. I use plain unseasoned rice vinegar and season it with salt & swerve sweetener. These swaps make a drop on the carbs. Don’t worry, you’re eating cauliflower. I fry the shrimp using a whisked egg white and baking powder. It creates a light and crispy “breading” on the shrimp to give it that tempura texture. So go on and make these guilt free rolls and live your best Keto Life.

Keto/ Low Carb shrimp Tempura Rolls

10g Net Carbs per 2 rolls. 5g net carbs per 1 sushi roll.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Servings 2
Calories 439 kcal

Equipment

  • sushi mat or a towel wrapped in plastic wrap.

Ingredients
  

For Cauliflower Rice Mix

  • 1 lb riced cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar unseasoned because seasoned is high in carbs
  • salt to taste
  • 2 oz cream cheese

For Shrimp Tempura

  • 8 jumbo shrimp tails on
  • 1 egg white whisked
  • sat & pepper pinch
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup ghee or oil of choice. the shrimp won’t absorb all the oil!

For Sushi

  • 4 sheets sushi nori
  • 1/2 cucumber. sliced lengthwise and the cut into sticks
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • 1 tsp black and white sesame seeds

Serving Suggestions

  • spicy mayo
  • coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • wasabi
  • pickled ginger

Instructions
 

To make the cauliflower rice mix

  • Add water to the riced cauliflower and microwave for 5 minutes.
  • Cool under cold running water and remove all the excess water by putting the rice in kitchen towel and squeeze. This is the most important step. It removes that “cauliflower taste” and makes the cauliflower rice awesome! So please do not skip this step.
  • Put the squeezed cauliflower rice in a bowl. Add the vinegar, sat and sweetener, mix.
  • Add the cream cheese and mix until combined and set aside.

To make shrimp tempura

  • Make small slits on the bottom side of the shrimp and stretch them out. Please watch my video for full instructions.
  • Whisk an egg white with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the ghee or whichever kind of fat you’re using before coating the shrimp.
  • Coat the shrimp in the egg white.
  • Once the oil is hot, sprinkle the shrimp with baking powder, mix and fry immediately. This must be done exactly in this order.
  • Remove the shrimp from the pan and drain excess fat.

To make Chumaki Rolls (nori on the outside, the easier version)

  • Cover a bamboo sushi mat or a towel in plastic wrap.
  • Spread 1/4 of the cauliflower rice mix on the nori in a thin layer, using your fingers.
  • Put two shrimps, 4 sticks of cucumber, and 2 slices avocado on one side of the sheet.
  • Roll tightly, using pressure so the sushi is tight and doesn’t fall apart.
  • Cut the sushi roll in to pieces using a sharp knife, cleaning with a wet paper towel between cutting.

To make the Uramaki Rolls ( rice on the outside)

  • Spread 1/4 of the cauliflower rice mix on the nori in thin layer
  • Sprinkle with both sesame seeds and press them in.
  • Gently flip the sheet so the rice side is on the bottom.
  • Put two shrimps, 4 sticks of cucumber, and 2 slices avocado on one side of the sheet.
  • Roll tightly, using pressure so the sushi is tight and doesn’t fall apart.
  • Cut the sushi roll in to pieces using a sharp knife, cleaning with a wet paper towel between cutting.
  • Serve with your favorite sushi condiments

Video

Notes

This recipe makes a big portion per serving. Each roll is about 5g Net carbs. 10g Net Carbs are for 2 full rolls.
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Nutrition

Serving: 2rollsCalories: 439kcalCarbohydrates: 19.7gProtein: 18gFat: 31.9gFiber: 9.7gSugar: 5.7g
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