Keto Sushi: Easy Guide [Nutrition Included]

Keto Sushi


Did you even think keto sushi was possible?

Well we have good news. Not only is it possible, it’s actually super easy!

In this article, we’ll show you how to stay in keto even when you’ve got sushi on the brain.

When you’re trying to stay on your ketogenic diet, rice is obviously the absolute last thing you’d want to consume due to the immediate insulin spike.

That’s why we made a guide to show you how to enjoy delicious sushi without the rice!

keto sushiCredit: Vicente Canales

Well, let us be more specific; without the WHITE rice.

If you’re wanting to eat sushi with a consistency similar to regular sushi, you’ll want to stick to cauliflower rice.

Keep in mind that this method requires the most amount of legwork as you will have to chop a head of cauliflower and blend it in a food processor (which is easier said than done to get the right consistency).

If this is the route you’re looking to take, there are plenty of delicious cauliflower rice sushi recipes.

Since most sushi restaurants won’t offer a cauliflower rice sushi option, this one will require the most amount of legwork.

Options When Eating Out:


No matter what sushi restaurant you’re at, sashimi is an option that will always be offered and it definitely fits within the keto guidelines.

The typical piece of sashimi typically has the following macros:

0-1g net carbs, 1.5g fat, 6g protein

While you may not be a fan of eating a piece of raw fish by itself, this is an option you can have full keto confidence in.



Ask For a Rice-less Roll

The easiest route you can take is to simply ask for your roll(s) to be prepared without rice.

Some sushi restaurants will take you up on it, some won’t, but it can’t hurt to ask!

If you are able to order your sushi without rice, you will then be able to take advantage of ordering your roll with extra keto-oriented items such as avocado, salmon, and cream cheese.

However, it is important to keep in mind that since rice is inexpensive and crucial to keeping the roll put together, the quality and price of your roll might suffer.


Naruto Roll

Another way to do keto sushi is to order a Naruto roll, which simply means your roll is wrapped in thinly sliced cucumber.

Peep the menu and see if the restaurant provides this as an option.

Naruto Roll


In conclusion, keep in mind to also avoid eel and unagi sauces as they have 7 and 13g of carbs, respectively.

If you follow these steps, eating sushi and following a ketogenic diet will be a match made in heaven!

We know how hard it can be to follow a ketogenic diet when eating at a place where carbs are the norm, so check out our Keto at Restaurants List for guides and tips to stay on keto at different places.

Please leave your comments and questions below.

All feedback is welcomed!





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