Spicy Tuna Bowl, as seen on Mary Makes It Easy, Season 1.
Recipe courtesy of Mary Berg

Speedy Spicy Tuna Bowls

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 1 hr
  • Yield: 4 servings






  1. For the rice: Place the rice in a strainer and rinse under cold running water for about a minute, or until the water runs clear. Transfer the rice to a bowl and cover with cold water. If you have time, allow it to soak for 30 minutes. Soaking the rice ensures an even cook. If you do not have time to soak, the rice will still turn out, it will just be a little extra sticky.
  2. Drain the rice and transfer to a medium saucepan. Cover with the 1 3/4 cups water and stir in the salt. Bring the rice to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, or until all of the water has been absorbed. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the rice wine vinegar and sugar and set aside.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat and allow it to sit, covered, for 5 minutes before stirring in the vinegar mixture until fully absorbed. Divide the rice into 4 bowls and set aside to cool slightly while you prep the rest of the ingredients.
  4. For the tuna: Dice the tuna into 1-centimeter (1/2-inch) cubes and add to a bowl along with the sriracha, mayonnaise and sesame oil; toss to combine. Place the tuna in the fridge to stay cold until you are ready to assemble the bowls.
  5. For the toppings: Mix the mayonnaise, wasabi, vinegar and ginger together in a small bowl and set aside. Arrange the sliced cucumber, carrots and edamame on the rice. Top with the tuna and scatter with the green onions, sesame seeds, wasabi mayo and pickled ginger. Serve with soy on the side.