Rating: 4.5 stars 4.4
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

What we have here is equal parts tuna and rice by weight, which for me, gives this the perfect balance between protein and starch. While this may remind some people of a fried rice dish, this is significantly lighter, and actually very low on fat content, but that doesn't mean it's not satisfying, and like most rice dishes, it's very comforting.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
20 mins
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40 mins


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Pour rice into a heavy pot and add water; swirl to allow rice to settle. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat; do not stir. Reduce heat to low, cover, and continue to simmer for 15 minutes.

  • While rice is cooking, place tuna into a large mixing bowl and break up with your hands or a fork. Toss in red bell pepper, jalapeno, 1/4 cup green onions, rice vinegar, lemon juice, soy sauce, Sriracha, and sesame oil. Mix with a fork until thoroughly combined.

  • Turn off heat and let rice sit, covered, for 10 minutes.

  • Fluff rice with a fork to separate the grains and break up any large clumps; transfer into the mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly with a spoon until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve warm, at room temperature, or cold like a rice salad, topped with red pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon green onion.

Chef's Notes:

If using unseasoned rice vinegar, adjust with a few pinches of sugar and salt.

You can use any hot sauce you like.

If you use a little less dressing, a shorter grain of rice, and make this a little stickier, you can actually press this together and form it into balls that can be rolled in sesame seeds for an incredible handheld snack to bring to work or a picnic.

Nutrition Facts

583 calories; protein 37.7g; carbohydrates 83g; fat 10.3g; cholesterol 17.9mg; sodium 1494.8mg. Full Nutrition