These Spicy Tuna Sushi Stacks are a great, easy at home version of a spicy tuna roll.
Sushi is a huge treat when we go out to dinner, and one of my all time favorite foods.
Making it at home myself, hmmm…let’s just say I’m not a fan.
And yes, I am totally not doing the spicy tuna roll “correctly” by using the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice and the canned tuna.
But it’s a huge time saver with this rice and it works perfectly for the stacking part.
I happen to love canned tuna, but you could certainly get some sushi grade ahi tuna and use that instead.
This was our Monday dinner and I am making gorgeous sushi stacks, which I think is impressive enough.
The canned tuna will work juuuuuuust fine 😉
How to make Spicy Tuna Sushi Stacks
Make sure you drain the tuna really well and then put it in a bowl.
Mix together mayo and Sriracha in a separate bowl to make the spicy mayo.
Add 3 Tbsps of the spicy mayo to the tuna and mix it, save the rest of the Sriracha mayo to drizzle over top of the sushi stacks.
Also microwave the Uncle Ben’s Jasmine Rice and put that into a bowl mixed with some rice vinegar.
Once the rice is cooled a bit you get to start making the stacks!
As you can see, the equipment here is not fancy at all.
I am using an individual one cup measuring container to build these.
Start by putting some toasted sesame seeds in the bottom, it will help prevent sticking when you flip them upside down.
After the sesame seeds goes a fourth of the spicy tuna mixture.
Then a fourth of the avocado.
And finally a fourth of the cooked rice.
I did stir in some sesame seeds to my rice just because I like the extra bit of sesame flavor.
Press everything down slightly with the back of a spoon.
For the unveiling of the sushi stack you could totally get your family to make the drum roll sound 😉
Put the plate over the measuring cup and flip it over.
Then…..drum roll please…carefully lift the cup up and you have a gorgeous Spicy Tuna Sushi Stack!
To make it even prettier and even more tasty top with the Sriracha mayo.
And ginger soy glaze (found in the Asian section of the grocery store or Amazon), more sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
We enjoyed ours with some pickled ginger and soy sauce as well.
Wasabi paste would be great too!
Click below to get the ginger soy glaze from Amazon!
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Spicy Tuna Sushi Stacks
Spicy Tuna Sushi Stacks is the easy way to enjoy sushi at home, tuna in a spicy mayo stacked over rice and avocados with a yummy glaze!
- 1 8.5 oz packet Uncle Ben's Jasmine Ready Rice
- 2 tsps rice vinegar (or white vinegar)
- 1 cup mayo (or light mayo)
- 1 to 3 Tbsps Sriracha (more or less depending on spice preference)
- 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
- 3 4 oz cans tuna (packed in water)
- 1 avocado diced
- 1/4 cup ginger soy glaze (Asian section of grocery store)
- Optional: more sesame seeds, green onions, soy sauce, pickled ginger, wasabi paste
Microwave the rice according to package directions. Put the rice in a bowl and add the rice vinegar, stir until evenly mixed.
Mix together the mayo and Sriracha.
Drain the tuna well and put in a separate bowl. Add 3 Tbsps of the Sriracha mayo, stir until evenly combined.
In an individual one cup measuring container first put in a few sesame seeds (this will prevent sticking) layer 1/4 of the tuna mixture, then 1/4 of the avocado, and then the 1/4 of the rice and press lightly.
Place a plate over the measuring cup and flip over. If it doesn’t come out right away use a fork to help slide it out. Repeat with remaining sushi stacks.
Drizzle the remaining Sriracha mayo and ginger soy glaze over top. Add additional toppings such as more sesame seeds, green onions, soy sauce, pickled ginger, wasabi paste.