Tuna, Rice & Seaweed Salad Recipe

Tuna, Rice & Seaweed Salad


  • ½ cup jasmine rice (or japanese sticky rice)
  • 80g tuna in olive oil (about half a can)
  • nori seaweed
  • dried shiitake mushrooms
  • dashi/chicken/vegetable stock
  • black pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil, or to taste
  • soy sauce to taste (optional)

How to make Tuna, Rice & Seaweed Salad

an easy to make (and eat!) tuna rice salad with a japanese twist. perfect for a light meal or snack, and great for a packed lunch.

  1. soak the shiitake mushrooms for at least 10 minutes to soften them. cut them into slices.

  2. wash & cook the rice, shiitake mushrooms, and seaweed in the dashi/stock. i usually just throw everything into the rice cooker, adjusting the amount of water/stock accordingly.

  3. when the rice is done, heat the tuna chunks up. i use the microwave for this. season with black pepper.

  4. flake tuna chunks into the rice/mushrooms/seaweed mix. give everything a good stir & add the sesame oil, adjusting for taste. more black pepper & possibly a few drops of soy sauce, as needed. more (dried) seaweed scattered over the top, as well, if desired.

  5. devour. this tastes just as good cold, so it's great for a packed lunch as well.

  6. variations: lightly scramble an egg, adding a little sugar/mirin, and add it in with the tuna for additional protein. for an unhealthy version, think furikake :)

  • SmerkyGrl
    SmerkyGrl says

    Mmm look yummy!

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    that looks more like salmon than tuna! awesomeness

  • Larph
    Larph says

    wow, i can't wait to make this one - thank you for sharing ^^

  • serenac
    serenac says

    yes it does look more like salmon, i think it's the lighting!

  • honeynbutters
    honeynbutters says

    Wow, this is like a roll but with all the ingredients mixed together. Love it, will be sure to try, thank you for this creative recipe!

  • NataliaAna
    NataliaAna says

    gr8 new addition to my daily easy menu, thanks for sharing!

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