Family Time Meals, Mom vs Life Series

Seared Spicy Tuna Sushi Bowl | Quick Easy

We’re making 2018 a year for healthy eating and this dish has started this new year off just right.

I love sushi and who doesn’t! I’ve only just in the last few years started eating it when my husbands friend introduced him to it. It was love at first site. I’ve always wanted to try and make my own but I have always been a bit intimidated by it. I was on the hunt for something quick, easy and inexpensive when I came across this recipe.

For less than $4 a bowl I made the most wonderful sushi bowl.  It took me less then 20 minutes all thanks to my handy Rice Cooker. If you don’t have a rice cooker, it was the best investment our family ever made. We can set a timer if we’re going to be away it makes the perfect rice for any dish. We even travel with it, on weekends to the beach or up to the mountain with friends because it’s great for large groups of people.

I wasn’t sure where to start and look for the few ingredients I hadn’t ever bought before but I was surprised what my local grocery store had. I bought the tuna steak from the seafood department and asked if it was something they always carry and to my surprise he said YES. He also let me sample some wasabi tuna poke they carry which was incredible. I’m dishing up something special with that this weekend, watch for that recipe.

The only other ingredient I’d never used or heard of was Furikake (Rice Seasoning), my local grocery didn’t have so I found it at a local fish market for just a few bucks. You can also get it on Amazon here.

This dish was the perfect healthy balance and filling.  My son is allergic to tuna so of course this wasn’t something ate but I steamed up some chicken for their rice and it made a great health meal. I hope you all enjoy this delicious recipe, I’d love to hear from you. What are some of your sushi inspired dishes?


Seared Spicy Tuna Sushi Bowl

Don't let the idea of having sushi at home be the reason why you don't attempt this healthy amazing sushi bowl. It's effortless, healthy and affordable. 

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 401 kcal



  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Low sodium soy sauce Gluten Free
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Wasabi paste
  • 1/2 tsp Grated Fresh Ginger

Spicy Mayo

  • 2 tbsp Light Mayo
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha

Tuna Bowl

  • 6 tbsp Furikake Seasoning
  • 2-4 Steaks Tuna Steaks
  • 1 1/2 cups Short-grain Brown Rice
  • 1 medium Cucumber
  • 1 medium Avocado (sliced)


  1. Start by cooking the rice as directed on the bag.

  2. For the vinaigrette: Whisk together rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, wasabi, and ginger*


    If you don't use a lot of ginger when purchasing it only break off what you need instead of buying the whole root. Saves you money and there is less waste. 

  3. Spicy Mayo: Mix together both mayo and sriracha. Add a little water for a thinner consistency this makes it easier to drizzle. 

  4. For Tuna Bowl: 

    Place furikake seasoning in a small dish covering the bottom evenly. 

    Press both sides of the tune with the furikake. 

    Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high and coat with cooking spray. Place tuna steaks into the skillet, and cook for 1 - 1 1/2 minutes for rare or longer if desired. Transfer to cutting board and repeat for remaining steaks. Slice steaks into thin strips.

    Slice/Dice cucumber. I used my Good Grips Handheld spiralizer and cut them from there. Quick and Easy also a inexpensive kitchen tool. 

  5. Serve:

    Divide the rice, cucumber, avocado, among 4 bowls. Top with Tuna, drizzle with the vinaigrette and spicy mayo.

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