Don't let having a gluten allergy or other food allergy stop you from enjoying your favorite Japanese meals! With over 30 Gluten Free Japanese Food recipes to choose from, you'll be enjoying your favorite gluten-free sushi, miso soup, rice bowls, sashimi bowls, and so many more of the best Japanese gluten-free recipes without ever having to leave your own kitchen!
What Japanese dishes are gluten-free?
There's actually more gluten-free, safe ingredients that are used in Japanese cooking than you may realize. Generally, these are common ingredients used by Japanese people on an everyday basis to make these delicious dishes:
- onigiri without contain soy sauce
- mochi and mochi-based sweets
- yakitori that has salt instead of soy sauce
Tips to keep in mind
- Any recipe that uses soy sauce should be swapped out for tamari soy sauce. Tamari tastes very similar to soy sauce but is made from soybean miso paste instead of a byproduct from soybeans, wheat, and salt.
- Always avoid traditional ramen noodles as they're made with gluten. Instead look for rice noodles that are made with rice instead of gluten, making them naturally, the perfect gluten-free choice.
- Another great option to keep in mind are soba noodles. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour and can also be called buckwheat noodles. These are another common ingredient that is great to toss in a hot soup, use as a side dish instead of plain rice, or use as a base of a bowl to fill with your favorite Japanese protein favorites on top.
Have you ever gone out with friends and family to one of your local Japanese restaurants and wondered what you could get that was in line with your gluten-free diet and other dietary needs?
Depending on your restaurant options, you may have quite a few decent gluten-free options, just a select few, or little to none. So ditch the restaurant and learn to make any of these 32 fantastic Gluten Free Japanese Food recipes! Make your favorite Japanese dishes from the sushi restaurants and Japanese cafes at home.
Gluten Free Japanese Food
Silken Tofu Salad
Japanese Silken Tofu Salad features tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocado. The flavorful dressing is made with umeboshi vinegar and sesame oil.
Vegan Ramen with Rice Noodles, Tofu and Vegetables
This vegan ramen is easy to make, full of flavor and deeply satisfying. Pan-fried tofu, fresh bok choy, rich mushrooms, carrots and spinach round off a sensational rich broth. Warm yourself up with this veganized and gluten-free version of a famous classic Japanese dish.
Easy Miso Soup (Japanese Clear Soup)
Easy Miso Soup (Japanese Clear Soup) Recipe makes a perfect nutritious umami-packed savory vegan lunch. Comforting, healthy and ready in just 15 minutes!
Bento Cake (Simple & Delicious)
These little gluten-free bento cakes are the perfect dessert! They are cute and so easy to make. ￼
Shichimi Togarashi Spiced Roasted Potatoes ⋆ Earth to Veg
Seasoned with the essential Japanese spice mix shichimi togarashi, this roasted potato side dish pairs well with any meal and is an easy way to spicy Asian flavour into everyday cooking.
Vegan Coconut Matcha Ice Cream (Gluten-Free, Keto)
This creamy coconut matcha ice cream is gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and packed with superfood nutrients. A delicious dessert recipe you can whip up in a flash; no freezing or ice cream maker required!
Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free, Paleo)
Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken is a flavorful, quick, and easy meal the whole family will love! This gluten-free, soy-free, allergy-free, and paleo recipe is a dump-and-go Crock-Pot dinner you'll be making on repeat. Use the leftovers for lunch or make it for a freezer-friendly meal prep option! Just chicken and a naturally sweet homemade teriyaki sauce!
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce (Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan)
Skip the bottled stuff! This Homemade Teriyaki Sauce is the easy, healthy, & allergy-free recipe you need! This simple sauce is soy-free, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and sugar-free! A naturally sweet version of the classic to have on hand for any Asian dish, sauce, or marinade!
Keto Friendly Sushi Rolls Recipe
This Quick and Easy, Fresh and Delicious Keto Friendly Sushi Rolls Recipe tastes exactly like the regular sushi you have been used to.
Naruto Rolls – Cucumber Sushi Rolls
Extra Special Naruto Rolls - Cucumber Sushi Rolls - Keto Sushi Rolls or Maki Roll - call them to your liking - are the best Keto Appetizer to serve during your Japanese evening or as a part of the Sushi Night.
Teriyaki Aubergine Donburi | Vegan Aubergine Rice Bowl
An easy vegan Japanese cuisine inspired dinner, our Teriyaki Aubergine Donburi is a crowd pleaser! A simple rice bowl tastes anything but humble: teriyaki aubergine chunks, crispy sesame kale and carrot slaw and fresh cucumber pull together into a tantalising meal all in one bowl that is ready in 30 minutes!
Yasai Itame with Tofu
There is nothing like a fragrant coconut and lemongrass-infused broth with rice noodles, a bunch of tasty vegetables and pan-fried tofu on a cold winter day. When you are looking for a hug in a bowl, make our plant-based Yasai Itame, to warm the heart and soul!
Baked Matcha Cheesecake
This baked matcha cheesecake is super smooth, creamy, and easy to make without a water bath. A layer of rich, fluffy green tea cheesecake sits on top of a crunchy gluten free graham cracker crust. The earthy flavor of matcha compliments the tangy cream cheese perfectly and is absolutely delicious!
Nutella mochi is a fusion of traditional Japanese rice cakes and a delicious hazelnut spread. They are so delicious and are perfect for a lunch box treat or afternoon tea.
Salmon Sashimi Donburi (Rice Bowl)
Salmon Sashimi Doniburi is a delicious Japanese rice bowl topped with fresh buttery salmon, fragrant shiso, ikura, and scallions. This quick bowl comes together in minutes for a light meal and will leave you feeling satisfied and full. Serve with a side of wasabi, gluten-free tamari, or homemade yuzu ponzu sauce.
Tobiko Gunkan Sushi (with Quail Egg)
Tobiko Gunkan is a decadent sushi featuring seasoned sushi rice wrapped in a strip of nori and topped with tobiko and a quail egg. This restaurant-quality sushi comes together in minutes and will wow your friends and family at your next sushi night at home!
Yellowtail Sashimi Bowl (Hamachi Donburi)
Yellowtail Sashimi Bowl is a Japanese rice bowl featuring soft and buttery hamachi, rich ikura, and fragrant shiso leaves. This bowl takes just a few minutes to assemble and makes the perfect lunch or light dinner.
Perfect Instant Pot Sushi Rice
Learn how to make Instant Pot sushi rice that turns out perfectly delicious every time! All you need is Japanese short-grain rice, salt, rice vinegar, and a touch of sugar to create the best sushi rolls and bowls at home.
Easy Avocado Roll Recipe
This avocado roll recipe is just the thing you need for an at-home sushi night! It's simple to make, incredibly healthy, and comes in at a fraction of the price compared to restaurants.
Japanese Style Gluten Free Chicken Meatballs
Gluten-free chicken meatballs made with tofu have Japanese flavorings and has a good serving of vegetables. These Tsukune meatballs are quick to make super juicy, tender, and healthy. Serve as a simple snack or as part of the main meal.
Sesame Ginger Tofu
This sesame ginger tofu is super crispy on the outside, with a creamy smooth inside, and it is easy to make too! It is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and healthy.
Stir Fried Kailan With Miso Butter
Stir fried kailan with miso butter is a quick and easy recipe that you can make in less than 15 minutes.
Japanese Matcha Chocolate - Sugar-free Royce Nama Copycat!
This is a copycat recipe of the much loved Japanese Royce' Nama chocolate, a creamy truffle made from fresh Hokkaido milk cream and matcha tea powder. It can easily be made at home and tastes as amazing as the original!
Easy matcha ice cream
This easy matcha ice cream sings with matcha flavour, is egg free and simple to make.
How to Make Mochi Ice Cream
These Japanese mochi ice cream balls are made with gluten-free rice flour. They are a delicious dessert consisting of little rounds of ice cream wrapped up in a sweet and sticky layer of mochi.
This Vegan Ramen recipe is a soul-warming dish that the whole family will love. It's made with silky noodles, meaty shitake mushrooms, crunchy fried tofu, crisp veggies, and a deeply-flavored ginger-miso broth. It's completely customizable and takes just 45 minutes on the stove.
Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken
Super quick to make Miso Eggplant is a vegan recipe packed with flavour that everyone can enjoy, Tender eggplant cooked to perfection then brushed with a miso glaze and broiled.
Japanese Garlic Ginger Salad Dressing
Learn how to make traditional Japanese Garlic Ginger Salad Dressing with this easy recipe! Made with simple ingredients, this easy salad dressing recipe will bring all the flavors of a Japanese Restaurant salad to your home.
Easy Onigiri J� (Japanese Rice Balls)
Onigiri are Japanese rice balls made with white rice formed into a triangular shape and wrapped with nori (seaweed)! It's a versatile Japanese lunch that’s flavored with furikake and other
Our Favorite 5 Ingredient Chicken Yakitori Recipe
These Yakitori chicken skewers are a family favorite! Serve with rice for a fast and easy meal!
Air Fryer Shishito Peppers
Irresistible sweet, smoky, & sometimes spicy Air Fryer Shishito Peppers is a must-have appetizer or side. These little peppers are addicting & the creamy sesame dipping sauce makes it twice as amazing.
Teriyaki Chicken on a Stick
The homemade gluten-free marinade & sauce on this Teriyaki Chicken on a Stick recipe is sweet, spicy, salty, & umami. Everything is more fun & tasty on a stick & this yummy chicken sure is one of them.
To reduce the risk of cross-contamination for those with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, the best thing is to make your own gluten-free food at home. Now, with so many gluten-free dishes to choose from, which one are you excited to make first?
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