Simple Summer Spicy Tuna Roll
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SIMPLE SUMMERTIME SPICY TUNA ROLL
Makes 4-6 Rolls
- 1lb Sashimi Grade Ahi Tuna, cut into 1/4″ cubes
- 2 cups sushi rice
- 2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of mirin
- 2 tablespoons of kewpie mayo
- 1-2 tablespoons of sriracha
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon togarashi oil (or sesame oil)
- 4-6 sheets of nori
- Small bowl of water (for wetting your fingers)
OPTIONAL: Cucumber batons, cilantro, diced jalapenos, pickled radish, daikon sprouts, etc
- Prepare your sushi rice as per the package directions, but also add the rice wine vinegar, mirin, and a pinch of salt to the water. Once cooked, let sit until the rice reaches room temperature.
- Add your tuna, kewpie mayo, sriracha, togarashi oil (or sesame oil) and lime juice to a mixing bowl and gently fold to combine. Season with salt and refrigerate until needed.
- Place your nori shiny side down on a cutting board or sushi mat and add approximately 1/4 of your rice. Using your hands, spread the rice out all the way to the bottom and both side edges, leaving approximately 1″ of space from the top edge so that you can seal the sushi.
- Spoon approximately 1/4 of your tuna mixture onto the bottom edge of your rice and spread evenly to both sides of the roll. Place any additional garnishes onto the roll.
- Dip your finger into a little bit of water and lightly wet the top part of the nori.
- Gently lift from the bottom two corners and carefully begin to roll. Once rolled, use your hands to shape the roll into a perfect cylinder.
- Slice the rolls into approximately 8 pieces and serve with soy sauce, wasabi, and some pickled ginger if desired.