Updated March 16, 2017
cup short grain white rice
can (15 oz) Muir Glen™ Organic Diced Tomatoes
teaspoons cumin seeds, toasted
teaspoon red pepper flakes
ounces pepper jack cheese, grated
Lay out bacon on a sheet pan and bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes. Bacon should be cooked, but not crispy. Remove bacon and let drain on a paper towel to pull off the grease.
In a medium pan, add rice, water, and tomatoes. Bring to simmer and cook, covered, until rice is cooked and liquid is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes. Add spices and season with salt and pepper.
When bacon is cool, lay strips out on some foil so that they strips slightly overlap one another.
Add a thin layer of spanish rice to the bacon, leaving about 1/2 inch around the edges of the bacon. You won't use all the rice. Sprinkle rice with grated cheese.
Use foil to carefully roll bacon into a tight tube around rice. Work slowly and be careful not to rip the bacon exterior.
Once the bacon is rolled tightly, transfer back to the baking sheet. It's easiest to just lift if using the foil. Bake bacon sushi at 350°F for another 15-20 minutes until bacon is very crispy.
Let cool for a few minutes and slice into 8-10 pieces.
Serve large bacon sushis with chopped cucumbers or other crispy veggies.
More About This Recipe
- I had this moment while making this dish—a cross between glee and terror.I had no idea if bacon sushi would actually work, but I knew that if it did…it would probably be delicious.It did require a bit of patience and some finesse, but bacon-wrapped sushi can be done. When you stuff it with seasoned Spanish rice and melted cheese you get something that I’m sure falls squarely outside of most traditional cuisine.It falls squarely into goodness though. No doubt about that!I kept the rice filling pretty simple and just cooked some short grain white rice with a few cups of water and a can of diced tomatoes. Add in spices and season the rice to your liking.Okay. On to the tricky part – the bacon! Before you wrap the bacon, you want to cook it halfway to cook out some of the fat. You wan to leave them cooked, but not crispy at all.When it comes time to roll this sucker, take a deep breath! Work slowly and use the foil underneath the bacon to roll the bacon into a tight tube. You should be able to get it nice and tight so the bacon holds in the entire filling.These sushi pieces are very rich and one or two of them is a great snack. Serve them with some crunchy veggies to cut some of the richness of the rolls.No doubt about it, these involve an advanced bacon prep situation, but they are really tasty actually and definitely a show stopper!
Keto Bacon-Wrapped Sushi
Sushi is a hard to replicate while following a low-carb or Keto diet, since the typical Sushi recipes require rice. However, you can still make traditional sashimi rolls by replacing the seaweed and rice using cooked bacon slices with whipped cream cheese. Simply add some sliced veggies, and either shrimp or crabmeat for those who love seafood in their sushi, and you can enjoy epic Keto sushi rolls.
12 slices of precooked bacon, cut in half
package of imitation crabmeat strips
8 oz. whipped cream cheese
Sesame seeds or flaxseed, for garnish
optional: slices of cucumber, carrots, zucchini
optional: Soy sauce, sliced ginger, wasabi for taste
8 Sushi Recipes to Have Fun With
1. Party Sushi Platter
Are you organizing a sushi party? Follow these steps and put together your own tempura, California, and maki sushi rolls, as well as the nigiri bites. It’s so inviting, so colorful and, we guarantee, so delicious. Rest assured, your guests will gorge on them.
2. Avocado and Salmon Sushi Burger
How about a cross between burgers and sushi? This is what you get when you use sushi rice patties as burger buns and hot salmon instead of red meat. Complete this with creamy avocado and fresh lettuce. Try it, we promise you won’t regret it.
3. Sushi Salad
Imagine your sushi rolls exploded in a creative and peaceful manner right in front of you. This is how they would probably look on your very plate. You will find all the sushi ingredients plus a few more in this healthy and easy salad.
4. Bacon and Avocado Sushi Rolls
Feeling playful and hungry? Then let’s build on the classic sushi rolls to get something more decadent. So, pair the sushi rice, avocado, and cucumber with the ever-delicious bacon. Having other sushi ideas? Don’t hesitate to put them into practice. (And do leave us a comment below with your own wild combos.)
5. Vegetarian Cucumber and Feta Sushi
Don’t these cucumber rolls closely resemble sushi? We thought so, too. We could call this vegetarian sushi with a Greek touch thanks to the feta cheese and Kalamata olives. Adding a bit of hummus makes them even more intriguing. Just as their Japanese counterparts, they’re pretty healthy. And even easier to make.
6. Salmon and Cucumber Sushi
Ok, this has no rice or soy sauce in it so it’s not exactly sushi, but rather a twist on it. And what a twist! The cucumber and cream cheese get along very well with the smoked salmon and fish roe. You just need to add the necessary hint of wasabi to give it a challenging hint.
7. Sushi Cake
You may think a sushi cake is difficult to make, but actually, it is even easier than making real sushi! Buy the classic ingredients, like salmon, cucumber, sushi rice, and sushi nori, and use a round cake pan to layer everything. That’s it!
8. Smoked Salmon and Avocado Sushi Cups
Sushi is such a creative dish so that you can play with it and invent countless ways of serving it. Here we have placed the rice in individual muffin molds and shaped them into these beautiful cups. The next thing was to top them with some of our favorite ingredients. This was a lot of fun!
Bacon Wrapped Sushi: Have We Gone Too Far? (POLL)
We're clearly fans of bacon over here at HuffPost Taste. We've brought you bacon dessert recipes and made sure that you were well equipped for the aporkapolypse. A few weeks ago, with a lack of bacon grease running through our veins, we even came up with a collection bacon-wrapped recipes to feed our fix. But we seem to have missed one very interesting wrap-able option in our excitement: sushi.
We spotted bacon-wrapped sushi on the food blog Pepper.PH. Clearly, we're not one to judge how others choose to get their bacon fix (except when it comes to fast food sushi which is the definition of too far). We wondered, is this when the bacon craze (er, addiction) has gone too far? Let us know what you think. Vote!
If you voted that there's no such thing as too far when it comes to bacon (which is just one of the reasons that we're so fond of you), there are some recipes below you might want to try out. And if what you really want to try is bacon-wrapped sushi, our friends at Pepper have just the recipe for you.
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You can make this beast of an appetizer both on your grill and in the oven. We strongly recommend you use your grill though- nothing can replace cooking over a real flame.
Start by making a 5 bacon weave. Since you need to transport this to and from the cooker, it’s best to make it directly on a Bradley rack.
Cook the bacon weave on the grill or in the oven at 400°F for 20 minutes. The goal is to get the bacon cooked, but still pliable, since we want to roll it up.
When ready, pull the bacon off the heat. Pat it dry with a paper towel to drain excess fat, then transfer to Saran wrap (for rolling).
Lay down some mayo, add a good amount of tomatoes (keep them on the bottom 1/3 for easier rolling) and lettuce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.