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spicy tuna with crispy rice

Category: Pasta, Rice & Grains

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 lb sushi grade tuna
  • 1 tbs mayonaise (kewpie brand prefered)
  • 1 tbs Sriracha (use more or less according to taste)
  • 1/2 ts sesame oil
  • 1 tbs thinly chopped scallions on the diagonal
  • 2 cups seasoned sushi rice
  • 2 tbs white sesame
  • 2 tbs black sesame
  • optional 1 sheet roasted seaweed
  • optional sliced jalapeno


First cook the rice and make the sushi rice and set aside, covered with a damp paper towel. Then slice the tuna”“we like to first slice 1/4 inch pieces against the grain, then cut into cubes about 1/4 x 1/4 inch thick. Make sure you clean your blade if you find your cuts are not smooth. We don”™t like it minced into a paste like most restaurants. Add the mayonnaise, Sriracha, and sesame oil and mix well. Cover in plastic wrap in fridge and set aside.

When the rice has cooled enough to handle, form the rice. The key to making the crispy rice is to make it very tight and compact. If your rice is too loose, it will fall apart during frying. If you”™re comfortable shaping them with your hands, then go for it. We like using the mode because it”™s so quick and sizes are consistent and we can really press it tight. These modes can be found in most Japanese markets or online. Once the sushi rice is formed, carefully press the rice into the mixture of white and black sesame.

Another great option is to shape the rice in a tight, compact, rectangle using plastic wrap. First sprinkle sesame seeds on plastic wrap and using slightly wet spoon, add the rice and flatten and shape into a rectangle. Then, add a piece of roasted seaweed and then top with additional rice and flatten. Top with sesame cover with plastic wrap and then flatten and press tight.

Heat cooking oil to about 350 degrees”“use enough to cover the rice. Fry the rice (in batches) until golden brown”“abut 2-3 minute and carefully remove and drain on paper towel. If you made the rectangular rice patty, fry first then cut into smaller rectangular shaped pieces. Top with spicy tuna and diced scallions. For additional heat, you can also top with sliced jalapeno.

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