Tuna Rice Bowl

Inspired by Dainty Chefs

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  • 1 cup/250mL of Dainty rice (White aka Short, Brown, Sushi, or Jasmine)
  • A scoop of canned or sushi grade raw tuna
  • 1/2 cup slice of fresh cucumber matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup diced red/ green, yellow/ orange bell peppers
  • 1 tbsp of Ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of sliced Green Onions
  • 4 – 5 sheets of Seaweed (Nori)
  • 2 tbsp of Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp of Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp of White/Black Sesame Seeds
  • 1 1/2/375mL cups of Water


  • Sauce ingredients (hot sauce, teriyaki sauce, sesame sauce, etc.)
  • Jalapeño pepper
  • Pickled ginger
  • Creamy Avocado
  • Carrot matchsticks
  • Edamame/Green beans
  • Radishes
  • Wasabi paste
  • Pepper Flakes



Boil your favorite Dainty rice with water. Swirl the mixture in a heavy pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat down to low, cover with a lid and simmer for the recommended amount of time on the package directions


One of the star ingredients is the delicious sauce. Mix the mayonnaise, soy sauce, sesame seeds and season with pepper. Set aside


Toss the red bell pepper, green onions, and fresh cucumber matchsticks in a large mixing bowl to create a colorful and refreshing mix of vegetables. Set aside


Use your hands, a spoon, or chopsticks to break up the tuna thoroughly


Once the rice is cooked, fluff it with a shamoji (rice spoon) to separate the grains and break up any large clumps


Place a generous portion of cooked rice in a bowl as the base


Add the tuna on top of the rice


Arrange the sliced cucumber matchsticks, peppers, and green onions around the tuna


Drizzle the creamy sauce over all the ingredients to bind the flavours together


Sprinkle seaweed (Nori) and sesame seeds on top for added flavour and visual appeal

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