Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll


A great tasting spicy sushi roll, for those who like extra pizzazz. You can use cooked or raw tuna to your preference to achieve great flavors. Great for a filling Japanese meal. Tastes great with a wasabi soy dip.

close up view of Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll pieces on a plate with carrot pieces
Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
24 pieces


  • 2 cups uncooked glutinous white rice

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 (5 ounce) can solid white tuna in water, drained

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon wasabi paste

  • 4 sheets nori (dry seaweed)

  • ½ cucumber, finely diced

  • 1 carrot, finely diced

  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced


  1. Bring the rice, water, and vinegar to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Let stand, covered, for about 10 minutes to absorb any excess water. Set rice aside to cool.

  2. Lightly mix together the tuna, mayonnaise, chili powder, and wasabi paste in a bowl, breaking the tuna apart but not mashing it into a paste.

  3. To roll the sushi, cover a bamboo sushi rolling mat with plastic wrap. Lay a sheet of nori, rough side up, on the plastic wrap. With wet fingers, firmly pat a thick, even layer of prepared rice over the nori, covering it completely. Place about 1 tablespoon each of diced cucumber, carrot, and avocado in a line along the bottom edge of the sheet, and spread a line of tuna mixture alongside the vegetables.

  4. Pick up the edge of the bamboo rolling sheet, fold the bottom edge of the sheet up, enclosing the filling, and tightly roll the sushi into a thick cylinder. Once the sushi is rolled, wrap it in the mat and gently squeeze to compact it tightly. Cut each roll into 6 pieces, and refrigerate until served.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

346 Calories
12g Fat
47g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 346
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 455mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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