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Tuna Rice Bowls with Yum Yum Sauce

These Tuna Rice Bowls with Yum Yum Sauce have all of the flavors of sushi.  I put in julienned carrots and cucumbers, seaweed paper (so tasty!), pickled ginger, avocado, sesame seeds, and drizzled it all with a spicy Yum Yum sauce!

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Tuna Rice Bowls with Yum Yum Sauce - Beautiful Closeup on the Dark Bowl When I was in grad school, I had a group of girlfriends that I was really close with.  We studied together, went to coffee shops (to study) together, went out to dinner (in between study sessions), and did happy hour with (after big exams, of course).  Our favorite place for happy hour was a sushi place in the Old Market district of Omaha.

Tuna Rice Bowls with Yum Yum Sauce in a Bowl on the Plate with a Fork Next to It Ever since graduating from grad school, however, sushi happy hours are pretty rare.  I guess having two kids will do that to you.  In addition, Marc isn’t a huge fan of sushi, so that really limits my chances.  

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On top of that, I haven’t found a place that I absolutely love here in Minneapolis.  Since I’m not getting my spicy tuna roll at happy hour, I figured I’d do my best to attempt it at home!  Obviously, the tuna is not raw or sushi-like in these Tuna Rice Bowls.  Instead, I used StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. Yellowfin Tuna.  

While most of the canned/packet tuna I’ve had has been packed in water, this tuna is packed in extra virgin olive oil.  I absolutely loved the richness that the olive oil added to the tuna, and it didn’t feel dry or watery at all!  

Tuna Rice Bowls with Yum Yum Sauce - E.V.O.O. Yellowfin Tuna in the Focus on the Towel These StarKist pouches feature wild-caught tuna or salmon and only have a few quality ingredients. They offer options such as Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pink Salmon.

Tuna Rice Bowls with Yum Yum Sauce - Closeup on the Bowl

Tuna Rice Bowls with Yum Yum Sauce

The rest of the rice bowls has all of the flavors of sushi.  I put in julienned carrots and cucumbers, seaweed paper (so tasty!), pickled ginger, avocado, sesame seeds, and drizzled it all with a spicy mayo/Yum Yum sauce!  p.s. did you know how EASY it is to make Yum Yum Sauce?  I pretty much had all of the ingredients for it in my kitchen already!  

Tuna Rice Bowls with Yum Yum Sauce

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Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Yum Yum Sauce:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

Rice Bowls:

  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 2 2.6 ounce packages StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.Yellowfin Tuna
  • 2 large carrots julienned
  • 1 small cucumber julienned
  • 1 avocado peel and pit removed, and cut into quarters
  • Seaweed snack sheets
  • Pickled ginger
  • Sesame seeds for topping

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together yum yum sauce ingredients.
  • In large bowls, assemble rice bowls.
  • Start with 1 cup of rice in each bowl.
  • Top each with ½ package of yellowfin tuna, carrots, cucumber, a quarter of an avocado, seaweed snack sheets, pickled ginger, and sesame seeds.
  • Drizzle with yum yum sauce.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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  1. Jason doesn’t like sushi all that much either! what is wrong with our husbands! I am in the same boat. I don’t think I have had sushi since before my first born! So like 3 years. Sushi date?
    Also this tuna bowl looks incredible…especially that yum yum sauce!