Keto Cauliflower Rice Onigirazu - Low Carb

Keto Cauliflower Rice Onigirazu / Low Carb

Published on Apr 18, 2019

 

 

Keto Cauliflower Rice Onigirazu - Low Carb

KETO CAULIFLOWER RICE ONIGIRAZU – Low Carb

Have you ever heard of Japanese Onigirazu, a new creative take on the traditional rice ball? They are becoming very popular now here in Japan, especially as a part of the bento (lunch box). They look very pretty, don’t they? (Please google ‘Onigirazu’ if you’d like to know more.)

Keto Cauliflower Rice Onigirazu - Low Carb

Onigirazu can easily be keto-fied by substituting rice with cauliflower rice. Also, you can use any fillings you want. So, I decided to publish two recipes with keto ingredients.

Keto Cauliflower Rice Onigirazu - Low Carb

Onigirazu are rice sandwiches. Since no bread baking is required like keto bread sandwiches, they are perfect for quick meal prepping! However, if you meal prep for the week, you might want to omit avocado because it’ll turn brown.

Also, Onigirazu are NOT sushi sandwiches, so Japanese people don’t usually mix rice with vinegar and sugar. They just simply add salt to rice. However, I seasoned with butter, garlic, salt and black pepper to make them more flavorful because what we use here is riced cauliflower…

 

 

 

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Keto Cauliflower Rice Onigirazu / Low Carb

Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 onigirazu
Calories 367 kcal
Author Miyuki

Ingredients

Cauliflower Rice (For 4 Onigirazu)

  • 10 oz (280 g) Frozen Riced Cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 oz (28 g) Cream Cheese

Chicken & Hard Boiled Egg (For 2 Onigirazu)

  • 3.5 oz (100 g) Shredded Chicken
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Whole Grain Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 leaves Lettuce
  • 1/2 Avocado, Sliced into 4 Pieces
  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 2 8-inch Square Nori Seaweed Sheets

Ham & Omelette (For 2 Onigirazu)

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 4 leaves Lettuce
  • 4 slices Ham
  • 1/2 Avocado, Sliced into 6 Pieces
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 8-inch Square Nori Seaweed Sheets

Instructions

Cauliflower Rice (For 4 Onigirazu)

  1. (Watch the video in the post.) In a frying pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic.

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  2. Add the riced cauliflower and cook for 3 – 5 minutes.

  3. Turn off the heat, then add the cream cheese. Stir until combined.

Chicken & Hard Boiled Egg

  1. In a bowl, mix well the the shredded chicken, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper.

  2. Place a large piece of plastic wrap on a working surface and put a nori sheet on top with the shiny side facing down.
  3. Spread the cooked cauliflower rice (1/8 of the total quantity) in a square shape in the center of the nori sheet, with the tip of the square at the top of the nori sheet.

    Keto Cauliflower Rice Onigirazu - Low Carb
  4. Place one leaf of lettuce on top of the cauliflower rice, then 2 slices of avocado on top.

  5. Place one hard boiled egg between the avocado slices.
    Keto Cauliflower Rice Onigirazu - Low Carb
  6. Place half of the shredded chicken on top, then cauliflower rice on top of the chicken. (It may get messy!)

  7. Pull one corner of the nori sheet towards the centre of the filling, then the opposite corner towards the centre.

    Keto Cauliflower Rice Onigirazu - Low Carb
  8. Then bring the other two corners towards the centre of the filling and seal tightly with the plastic wrap.

    Keto Cauliflower Rice Onigirazu - Low Carb
  9. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients to make one more onigirazu.

  10. Rest 15 – 30 minutes in the fridge.
  11. Slice in half with the plastic wrap still on.

  12. Enjoy!

Ham & Omelette

  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs, heavy cream, salt and pepper until blended. Heat half of the avocado oil in a frying pan over medium heat until hot. Tilt the pan to coat the bottom, then pour in half of the egg mixture. Tilt the pan to distribute the egg mixture evenly. Leave for 20 - 30 seconds. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, bring the edges to the centre to form into a square. Set aside. Repeat with the rest to make one more omelette.

    Keto Cauliflower Rice Onigirazu - Low Carb
  2. Place a large piece of plastic wrap on a working surface and put a nori sheet on top with the shiny side facing down.
  3. Spread the cooked cauliflower rice in a square shape in the center of the nori sheet, with the tip of the square at the top of the nori sheet.
    Keto Cauliflower Rice Onigirazu - Low Carb
  4. Place one leaf of lettuce on top of the cauliflower rice, then one slice of ham on top.

  5. Spread half of the mayonnaise over the ham.

  6. Place 3 avocado slices, one square omelette, then another slice of ham.

    Keto Cauliflower Rice Onigirazu - Low Carb
  7. Place one leaf of lettuce, then cauliflower rice on top.

  8. Pull one corner of the nori sheet towards the center of the filling, then the opposite corner towards the centre.

    Keto Cauliflower Rice Onigirazu - Low Carb
  9. Then bring the other two corners towards the center and seal tightly with the plastic wrap.
    Keto Cauliflower Rice Onigirazu - Low Carb
  10. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients to make one more onigirazu.

  11. Rest 15 – 30 minutes in the fridge.
  12. Slice in half with the plastic wrap still on.

  13. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

When meal prepping for the week, please omit avocado, which will turn brown.

- One Whole Chicken & Hard Boiled Egg Onigirazu:
Calories 364 kcal, Protein 21.2 g, Total Fats 27.8 g, Total Carbohydrates 7.2 g, Dietary Fiber 3.3 g, Sugar 3.8 g

- One Whole Ham & Omelette Onigirazu:
Calories 387 kcal, Protein 16.5 g, Total Fats 32.8 g, Total Carbohydrates 7.3 g, Dietary Fiber 3.3 g, Sugar 4.0 g

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