The staggering number of sushi options can seem very intimidating. Sushi menus comprise so many different rolls and ordering choices including options like Nori, Fugu, Nigiri, Sashimi, Maki.
Here is a quick rundown of sushi options and items that may not be strictly sushi but are often labeled as such. Sushi itself is most definitely keto-friendly when the rice is minimal and Sashimi is 100% keto until something is added in the preparation that would change that, such as sweet sushi rolls.
Maki Sushi: A traditional sushi roll consisting of fish, veggies, and rice, rolled up in seaweed. Can be cooked as well as raw.
Nigiri Sushi:Thin slices of raw fish served over a sushi rice base
Sashimi: Sliced raw fish served without rice. Not strictly Sushi but VERY keto-friendly unless sweetened with marinade or sauce.
Maki: Rice and seaweed rolls with fish/veg. Most maki have nori on the outside, but some sushi rolls, California Rolls/Rainbow Rolls, have the rice on the outside.
Nori: Dried seaweed used in maki.
Fugu: Puffer fish, a delicacy, though it contains poisonous toxins. In Japan only licensed fugu chefs are allowed to prepare fugu.