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Spicy Tuna Rice Bowl

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword easy recipe, Japanese rice bowl, rice bowl, spicy tuna bowl, summer recipe, sushi bowl, tuna rice bowl, weeknight dinner
Servings 2 people
Author Lokness


  • cups uncooked short-grain or medium-grain rice
  • ½ pound raw sushi-grade tuna
  • 6 tablespoons Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise
  • 5 tablespoons sushi seasoning
  • 4 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
  • ½ English cucumber (peeled, seeded, and cut into thin strips)
  • 1 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 at room temperature for 30 minutes or so.
  • 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 desired amount of sushi rice into a bowl. Top with tuna cubes, spicy tuna sauce, cucumber, avocado, green onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.


  1. I used calrose rice. It is easily found in ethnic isle in most supermarkets. You can use any sushi type of rice. 
  2. Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise is richer than regular mayonnaise. You can get it at most Asian supermarkets. But if you can't find it, you can use regular one. 
  3. 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.
  4. For the spiciness of the spicy tuna, my recipe is pretty mild. Adjust to your own taste by adding more Sriracha sauce.
  5. For the toppings, you can definitely switch it up to whatever you like. For examples, carrots, pickled ginger, mixed greens or lettuce.
(Adapted from The Kitchn)