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Tuna Sushi Bowl (Perfect For Meal Prep!)

by Heather

This tuna sushi bowl recipe gives you all the delicious sushi flavors, without the effort of actually rolling sushi! We’ll deconstruct sushi into easy-to-make, kid-friendly sushi bowls. Start with a base of steamy jasmine rice, add a sriracha mayo canned tuna mixture, plus all the crunchy veggies! Top off with nori seaweed and fresh avocado for that signature sushi flavor and the easiest sushi bowls are ready for you!

Tuna Sushi Bowl

Tuna Sushi Bowls

Tuna sushi bowls make for a quick, healthy, and easy dinner. I love that you can get the rice started (this rice cooker is my favorite way to cook rice), and while it cooks, prep the veggie and tuna mixture.

It’s a super customizable meal! We love to serve each component in its own bowl at the table, then let everyone pick what they’d like to add in.

This is a really great option when you’re serving kids tuna sushi bowls. They pick what would make their perfect sushi bowl!

What kind of rice to use?

Keeping with the theme of an easy weeknight meal, my go-to type of white rice is jasmine rice. It’s sweet and sticky, and pairs perfectly with the deconstructed sushi roll flavors.

For a bowl of authentic rice, warm sushi rice is great, or use any short-grain rice.

You can also use brown rice if you prefer, or mix it up with cauliflower rice!

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What kind of tuna to use?

Tuna is the star protein in your spicy tuna roll bowl.

For a quick weeknight meal, simply open up a can of tuna for lean protein! Chunk light tuna, albacore tuna, or yellowfin tuna all work well in this recipe.

If you have the availability at your grocery store and desire, you can 100% make this with raw fish!

Use sushi-grade tuna and sear the raw tuna very quickly on high heat in a sauce pan for 1-2 minutes in sesame oil with coconut aminos or soy sauce.

Meal prep tuna sushi bowls

What you need for tuna sushi bowls

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions.

How to make a homemade sushi bowl

  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions with a generous pinch of salt added in (rice cooker or stovetop).
  2. While the rice cooks, in a large bowl mix together the tuna, mayo, and sriracha. Taste and add more sriracha if you’d like more spice.
  3. Dice the cucumber, shred the carrot and slice the avocado.
  4. Once your rice is ready, it is time to serve up your favorite sushi ingredients!
  5. Add cooked rice, the sriracha tuna mixture, cucumber, carrot, sliced avocado, and nori in a bowl. Top with green onions if you’d like, and dig in!
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How to meal prep sushi bowls

Sushi meal prep is a healthy meal you can enjoy for lunch or dinner! It’s one of those delicious recipes that keep well in the fridge and tastes fresh when you enjoy it!

To meal prep deconstructed tuna sushi bowls, cook the rice fully, and let it cool. You can store leftover rice in the fridge in one large container, or individual meal prep containers.

Prep the spicy mayo sauce with the tuna and store it in a container.

Once your rice and protein are ready to go, get the veggies cut up and stored in containers.

Wait to cut into the creamy avocado so that it doesn’t brown early.

If available, heat the rice before adding everything into your healthy bowl!

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Tuna Sushi Bowl Recipe

This tuna sushi bowl recipe gives you all the delicious sushi flavors, without the effort of actually rolling sushi! We’ll deconstruct sushi into easy-to-make, kid-friendly sushi bowls. Start with a base of steamy jasmine rice, add a sriracha mayo canned tuna mixture, plus all the crunchy veggies! Top off with nori seaweed and fresh avocado for that signature sushi flavor and the easiest sushi bowls are ready for you!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sushi, tuna
Servings: 4
Calories: 623kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook the rice according to the package directions with a generous pinch of salt added in (rice cooker or stovetop).
  • While the rice cooks, in a large bowl mix together the tuna, mayo, and sriracha. Taste and add more sriracha if you’d like more spice.
  • Dice the cucumber, shred the carrot and slice the avocado.
  • Once your rice is ready, it is time to serve up your favorite sushi ingredients!
  • Add cooked rice, the sriracha tuna mixture, cucumber, carrot, sliced avocado, and nori in a bowl. Top with green onions if you’d like, and dig in!
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 623kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 887mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2867IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 3mg
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If you try this tuna sushi bowl recipe and add it to your meal plan, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in August 2013. Updated November 2022.*

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8 comments

N August 22, 2013 - 10:09 am

Thanks for sharing this recipe! I saw this meal on your weekly meal plan and was hoping you’d tell us how to make it!

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Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries August 22, 2013 - 11:43 am

I’m super intrigued by this! I LOVE sushi, but of course making rolls is pretty time consuming.

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Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome August 22, 2013 - 9:04 pm

I LOVE sushi and this is such a great idea! I’ve made it before at home years ago but it was always so much work. This looks a ton easier and super tasty!

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The Candid RD August 25, 2013 - 5:07 am

This is such a great idea! I mean, who really wants to make sushi?? Not many people, that’s for sure. It’s difficult. But this? Much easier, plus all the wonderful taste. I love it.

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Taesha February 3, 2021 - 12:30 pm

5 stars
Delicious and easy! Just how I like my meals!

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Heather February 4, 2021 - 5:22 am

Thanks, Taesha!! So glad it was a hit!

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