It has been hot in the past two weeks. When it is hot, it is not very pleasant to cook in my apartment. It gets really hot in the kitchen, especially when I have the oven on. It is like a sauna. I would sweat like a pig. To prevent this, I tried to cook something fast and easy or not “cook” at all. This spicy tuna rice bowl is the perfect no-cook meal. It tasted light and delicious. After you have tried this, you will never need to buy spicy tuna bowl from outside. Have fun making it and enjoy!
Spicy Tuna Rice Bowl (Adapted from the Kitchn)
– 1½ cups uncooked short-grain or medium-grain rice
– ½ pound raw sushi-grade tuna
– 6 tablespoons Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise (or regular mayo)
– 5 tablespoons sushi seasoning
– 4 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
– ½ cucumber (peeled, seeded, and cut into thin strips)
– ½ avocado (cut into thin slices)
– 2 green onions (finely chopped)
– roasted sesame seeds
- When the rice is cooked, let rest for 10 minutes. Pour the rice in a large glass or wood bowl. Mix in the sushi seasoning. Set aside and slightly covered. Let the rice cool to almost room temperature, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce. Set aside.
- For the tuna, pat it dry with paper towels. First, cut the tuna against the grain into ¼-inch slices. Then, cut the tuna slices into ¼-inch cubes. Place the tuna in a medium bowl and leave in the fridge until ready to use.
- To assembly the rice bowl, put desire amount of sushi rice into a bowl. Top with tuna cubes, spicy tuna sauce, cucumber, avocado, green onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
- I used calrose rice. It is easily found in ethnic isle in most supermarkets.
- I didn’t make my own seasoning for the rice, because it was much easier just to buy from a Japanese supermarket. But you can definitely make your own! It is very easy. You can check out this recipe from La Fuji Mama.
- For the spiciness of the spicy tuna, my recipe is pretty mild. Adjust to your own taste by adding more Sriracha sauce.
- For the toppings, you can definitely switch it up to whatever you like. For examples, carrots, pickled ginger, and lettuce.