Spicy Tuna Rice Bowl

Background and History:

The Spicy Tuna Rice Bowl, also known as “Chirashi,” has its origins in Japanese cuisine. This dish combines fresh sashimi-grade tuna with a spicy and flavorful sauce, served over a bed of sushi rice. While Chirashi itself has a long history in Japan, the addition of spicy flavors brings a modern twist to this delightful and visually appealing meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 200g fresh sashimi-grade tuna, diced
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pickled ginger
  • 1/4 cup seaweed salad
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  • Sliced green onions for garnish

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes (for rice)

Instructions:

  • Rinse the sushi rice in cold water until the water runs clear. Cook the rice according to package instructions. Let it cool to room temperature.
  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, Sriracha sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, and honey. Adjust the Sriracha sauce to achieve the desired level of spiciness.
  • Dice the fresh tuna into bite-sized pieces.
  • In a large mixing bowl, gently combine the cooked sushi rice with the spicy sauce.
  • To serve, divide the spicy rice between two bowls.
  • Top the rice with diced tuna, cucumber slices, avocado slices, pickled ginger, and seaweed salad.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving)

  • Calories: 500
  • Total Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 800mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 55g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 26g

Notes:

  • This recipe is highly adaptable; feel free to add or substitute ingredients to match your taste preferences.

Allergy Warning:

  • Ensure that the tuna is sashimi-grade and fresh for safety. Be mindful of any seafood allergies among your diners. Adapt the recipe as needed to accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies.
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