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Spicy Tuna Roll Bowl – Iowa Lady Eats

Gown up a can of tuna and make Spicy Tuna Roll Bowls! These gentle and wholesome but protein-packed bowls pack a taste PUNCH!

overhead photo of Spicy tuna roll bowl

If I needed to choose my final meal on earth — sushi can be up there. An enormous remorse I’ve on this life is that I lived in Japan for 3 months in school and by no means as soon as touched the stuff. Not ONCE! Come on, 19 12 months outdated Kristin, get it collectively!

Fortunately within the right here and now I completely get pleasure from each kind of sushi I can get my fingers on (minus eel – simply can’t do it) and for these moments between diving into a beautiful piece of nigiri or enjoyable speciality roll, my Spicy Tuna Roll Bowl is crushing it within the fast, dynamite, and CRAZY good division.

No sushi grade tuna readily available? No downside! This deconstructed spicy tuna roll recipe turns a can of excellent high quality tuna right into a recent, filling, and protein-packed meal that’s good for lunch, dinner, and any meal in between. I can’t wait so that you can strive it!

fresh ingredients with spicy tuna in a bowl

Spicy Tuna Roll Bowl = Deconstructed Sushi Roll

A mattress of cooked rice — white, brown, or cauliflower – your name! — is topped with loads of recent greens and sushi toppings plus canned flaked tuna that’s been blended with a straightforward spicy mayonnaise, ie spicy tuna salad. YUM. Earlier than serving, the bowls are drizzled with gluten free tamari or soy sauce, sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds, and drizzled with extra spicy mayonnaise.

I really feel like I typically advise or agree that you need to use what you’ve obtained readily available to make considered one of my recipes – swapping an ingredient you don’t have for the same one you do have readily available – however I extremely suggest you add every ingredient listed within the recipe into your spicy tuna bowl as a result of the mix of all of them collectively in a single chunk make it a lifeless ringer for an actual sushi roll.

I credit score the diced avocado, sliced seaweeds snacks, and drizzle of tamari essentially the most, however actually all of them mix to make one exceptional forkful.

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Make it Low Carb

One thing I realized whereas managing gestational diabetes with Gwen is that, though you wouldn’t suppose there’s a ton of rice in a regular sushi roll, it actually provides up. I keep in mind consuming one tiny roll then checking my blood sugar afterwards and it was by way of the roof! That mentioned, the Spicy Tuna Roll Bowl is simply nearly as good with sauted cauliflower rice as it’s with cooked white or brown rice in case you’re watching carbs, plus it actually pumps up the well being issue of those tuna roll bowls.

I wish to saute frozen riced cauliflower in a spritz of avocado oil spray (I purchase each from Costco) till tender, seasoning with somewhat garlic powder and pepper. Refrigerate till barely cooled then prime and serve. SO GOOD.

The Canned Tuna Issues

I additionally extremely suggest springing for a can of top quality tuna like this Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna. I additionally purchase these at Costco, though my native grocery retailer and Goal, and so on sells them too. The tuna stays in large, agency flakes making it very nice to eat. The can says to not drain however we’re positively doing that, mmkay?

wild caught canned tuna on a counter

Excellent for Meal Prep

This recipe for Spicy Tuna Roll Bowl makes sufficient for 2 bowls so, in case you’re not sharing with a buddy or associate, pack the opposite half away for lunch the subsequent day. Tremendous straightforward, tremendous recent, and SO good to have a wholesome meal you’ll be able to pull out and be consuming inside minutes.

What do you say – able to dive into this bowl of deliciousness?!

overhead photo of a fork inside a spicy tuna roll bowl

How you can Make a Spicy Tuna Roll Bowl

Begin by mixing up the spicy mayonnaise that’s blended with the flaked tuna and drizzled on prime of the ultimate bowls. We’ve obtained:

  • Mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
  • Sriracha
  • Sesame oil
  • Lemon juice

Stir collectively. That’s it!

ingredients for spicy mayonnaise in a bowl

Add 1/4 cup of the spicy mayo (or kind of relying on how saucy/creamy you want your spicy tuna salad) to a can of tuna that’s been drained then flaked right into a bowl. I like to depart the tuna in greater flakes vs mashing it finely.

canned tuna mixed with spicy mayo

Scoop the spicy tuna salad over a mattress of cooked white, brown, or cauliflower rice, then prime with allll the fixins’. We’re speaking cucumber, carrots, inexperienced onions, shelled edamame, sliced jalapenos, and sliced seaweed snacks, plus a drizzle of gluten free tamari, sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds, and sprint of extra spicy mayo. The precise finest! I hope you like this extremely tasty dish – get pleasure from!

fork taking a bite of a spicy tuna roll bowl

Extra Tasty Tuna Recipes


Gown up a can of tuna and make Spicy Tuna Roll Bowls! These gentle and wholesome but protein-packed bowls pack a taste PUNCH!


  • 5oz can tuna, drained (Wild Planet Albacore Tuna beneficial)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 mini cucumber or 1/4 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup shelled edamame
  • 1 inexperienced onion, sliced on the bias
  • 1 jalapeno, very thinly sliced
  • .35oz package deal dried seaweed snacks, reduce into strips (see notes)
  • For serving: barely cooled cooked white, brown or cauliflower rice, gluten free Tamari, toasted sesame seeds
  • For the Spicy Mayonnaise:
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or vegan mayo
    • 2 Tablespoons sriracha
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. For the Spicy Mayonnaise: mix substances in a small mixing bowl then put aside.
  2. Add tuna to a different small mixing bowl then add 1/4 cup spicy mayonnaise (or kind of) and blend to mix.
  3. Scoop cooked rice into two bowls then divide tuna combination between them. High with remaining substances then drizzle bowls with gluten free Tamari and extra spicy mayonnaise, after which sprinkle with sesame seeds earlier than serving.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Lady Eats,

photo collage of spicy tuna roll bowl

Images by Ashley McLaughlin



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