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Spicy Canned Tuna Sushi Roll Uramaki

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This spicy canned tuna sushi roll uramaki is made with an easy tuna salad mix, a variety of fresh toppings and a drizzle of homemade spicy sriracha mayo sauce.

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We have fond memories of a sushi boat restaurant that would serve sushi on little plates that would literally float on a little canal that ran along the sides of all of the tables in the restaurant.

The chef who made the sushi stood in the center and as she prepared the sushi, she placed the freshly made sushi on plates and put them on the water to float past the diners.

Whenever the canned spicy tuna sushi would float on down, we could never pass it up.

We have based this one on our memories of that roll made with canned tuna and spicy mayo.

It is a truly irresistible sushi roll, a flavorful combination of familiar ingredients wrapped into a delightful roll. It’s also perfect for someone who would like to try sushi but dislikes raw fish.

You can omit or substitute some of the toppings if you prefer, it is a fairly flexible recipe.

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Ingredients In Spicy Canned Tuna Sushi Roll Uramaki

spicy canned tuna sushi roll uramaki ingredients mise en place
  • Sushi Rice — from failproof Instant Pot sushi rice recipe
  • Nori Sheet — nori sheets, from Asian grocery stores or well stocked aisles of your local grocery store.
  • Tuna Mix — (see below) can use leftover from tuna salad sandwich recipe
  • Bell Pepper — slice in strips
  • Cucumber — slice cucumber in long strips
  • Avocado — ripe avocado, sliced, keep covered to prevent from browning. Slice when ready to use.
  • Cream Cheese — regular Philadelphia cream cheese, not low fat or light, cut into long strips.
  • Sriracha — prepared sriracha sauce to include inside the roll, with the vegetables and cream cheese, if desired.
  • Spicy Mayo — from sriracha sushi dipping sauce without mayo recipe

Ingredients In Tuna Mix

tuna mix ingredients mise en place
  • Canned Tuna — canned flake light tuna, drained.
  • Labneh — Turkish yogurt cheese, with flavor and texture similar to cream cheese, you can substitute mayo if you prefer.
  • Sour Cream — regular sour cream, not light or fat free. Can substitute mayo if desired.
  • Lemon Juice — fresh pressed lemon juice.
  • Hot Sauce — a little Frank’s red hot, or sriracha added to the mix for a little kick.
  • Salt — Himalayan pink salt, ground.

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How To Make Spicy Canned Tuna Sushi Roll Uramaki

STEP 1: Make The Tuna Mix

Place the ingredients for the tuna mix in a medium bowl.

spicy canned tuna sushi roll uramaki step 1

Mix well.

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STEP 2: Spread Sushi Rice on Nori Sheet

The next step is to spread sushi rice on the nori sheet. We have developed a technique that you may find useful. Otherwise, you can use your preferred method for distributing the rice onto the nori.

Due to the stickiness of the sushi rice, we find it easier to use two plastic sheets, cut two squares from large Ziplock bag.

In Step 1 below, place a half a cup of sushi rice in between the two plastic sheets. Step 2 shows flattened rice that you will need to use your hands or a spoon or kitchen tool like spatula to flatten the rice. We find that flattening the rice with hands is easiest. In the third step you can remove the top sheet. Then add the nori as shown in the fourth step. Trim the excess rice with a knife. Finally, the last pic shows the difference between uramaki and maki. Since we are making uramaki sushi, follow the first half of the image with the rice facing DOWN and the nori sheet face UP.

sushi spreading rice on nori step by step spicy canned tuna sushi roll uramaki

STEP 3: Spread Tuna Mix on Nori

With the rice on the bottom, facing down. Spread prepared tuna mix evenly on the nori sheet.

spicy canned tuna sushi roll uramaki step 3

STEP 4: Add Vegetables and Cream Cheese

Add toppings, sliced vegetables of choice and cream cheese. Optionally, you can add a line of sriracha sauce.

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STEP 5: Roll it Up

Transfer the sushi, with the bottom plastic sheet, onto a bamboo sushi mat. Carefully roll up tightly, using the bamboo mat to tighten.

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STEP 6: Cut in Pieces

If necessary, trim the ends off if flimsy. Then cut the sushi roll into equal pieces, about half an inch wide.

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STEP 7: Garnish Spicy Canned Tuna Sushi Roll Uramaki

Transfer the cut sushi rolls to a serving plate and garnish the sushi using yellow and black sesame seeds. Drizzle a line or two of Spicy Sriracha Sushi Dipping Sauce Without Mayo.

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What To Serve With Spicy Canned Tuna Sushi Roll Uramaki

Spicy Tuna rolls are typically served with wasabi, soy sauce or tamari, homemade spicy mayo sauce and pickled ginger.

You can serve miso soup and seaweed salad (wakame) with homemade spicy canned tuna sushi rolls, if desired.

If you’d like, additional dishes like Japanese potstickers (gyoza), and chicken or beef teriyaki are excellent choices.

And, of course, feel free to make more homemade sushi rolls to go with spicy canned tuna sushi roll uramaki.

sushi dinner ideas 1
Easy Homemade Sushi Dinner — Top From Left to Right: Spicy Canned Tuna, Shrimp Roll, Canned Salmon Roll, Gravlax Salmon Maki Roll, Canned Crabmeat Maki Roll, Creamy Gravlax Salmon Roll. Bottom: Gravlax Salmon Uramaki Roll

More Easy Homemade Sushi Rolls

Storage Tips For Spicy Canned Tuna Sushi Roll Uramaki

You can keep prepared canned tuna sushi rolls in the fridge for up to three days, however, the sushi rice will harden over time and it’s best enjoyed within a day or two.

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Spicy Canned Tuna Sushi Roll Uramaki

Susan & Björn
An irrisistible roll, made with a tuna salad mix, cream cheese and sliced vegetables, you will love these familiar flavors that are kicked up with some sriracha inside the roll and spicy mayo on top. Recipe makes two rolls.
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servings2
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Calories 372 kcal
Fiber 3 g
Carbohydrates 25 g

Ingredients
 
 

Tuna Mix

  • 6 ounces Tuna, 1 can
  • cup Labneh
  • cup Sour Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • ½ teaspoon Hot Sauce , Sriracha or Franks Red Hot
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

Vegetables and Toppings

  • ¼ cup Bell Pepper
  • ¼ cup Cucumber
  • ¼ cup Avocado
  • ¼ cup Cream Cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha, optional, inside the roll
  • 1 tablespoon Spicy Mayo, drizzle on top of sushi roll
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the tuna mix ingredients to a medium bowl.
    spicy canned tuna sushi roll uramaki step 1
  • Mix well.
    spicy canned tuna sushi roll uramaki step 2
  • Spread sushi rice on the nori sheet. We have outlined a method that involves flattening the rice using two sheets of plastic cut from a large Ziplock bag to help with the stickiness of rice issue. See diagram if you'd like to try our method, otherwise you can use your preferred method for distributing the sushi rice evenly on the nori.
    sushi spreading rice on nori step by step
  • With rice side down, spread tuna mix evenly on top of nori sheet.
    spicy canned tuna sushi roll uramaki step 3
  • Arrange vegetables, cream cheese and some sriracha sauce on the bottom portion of the nori sheet.
    spicy canned tuna sushi roll uramaki step 4
  • Carefully transfer the nori sheet with tuna mix and vegetables over top of a bamboo sushi mat. Use sushi bamboo mat to roll the sushi roll up tightly.
    spicy canned tuna sushi roll uramaki step 5
  • Once your roll is made, use a sushi knife or thin serrated knife to cut the tuna roll into equal pieces, about a half inch each.
    spicy canned tuna sushi roll uramaki step 6
  • Drizzle each piece with homemade spicy mayo and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
    spicy canned tuna sushi roll uramaki top down

Nutrition

Calories: 372kcal Carbohydrates: 25g Fiber: 3g Net Carbohydrates: 23g Protein: 29g Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 8g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 64mg Sodium: 888mg Potassium: 473mg Sugar: 3g Vitamin A: 740IU Vitamin C: 42mg Calcium: 95mg Iron: 2mg

Note

The above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide. If you are following a specific diet or have dietary restrictions, please use your preferred nutritional calculator. If you have a food allergy please ensure that none of the listed ingredients are part of your restrictions. As well, always use a food thermometer to ensure safe cooking temperature of the food items.

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