Easy to Make Spicy Tuna Poké Bowl

Easy to Make Spicy Tuna Poké Bowl

“If you love poké, and want to try making it at home, check out this easy spicy tuna poké bowl. It’s perfect for dinner!”

– Jessa Marie

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This is my easy to make Spicy Tuna Poké Bowl recipe! It’s probably my favourite simple meal to make. It’s healthy and comforting, and most importantly it doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to prepare.

When COVID hit Toronto, I feel like one of the few things I was sad about was not being able to go out to eat at my favourite places anymore.

I know what you’re thinking, “Jess there’s still delivery, and you love staying home,” and I completely agree, but most of my go-to restaurants don’t deliver to my neighbourhood.

Pre-COVID this wasn’t an issue because if you know me at all, I am willing to travel for food, whether that’s an hour or getting on a flight. I am one of those foodies. But with COVID that had to change.

So I made a list of all of my favourite comfort foods and decided I was going to learn how to make them all during the pandemic. Obviously the spicy tuna poké bowl was on the list along with a few others that I will be revealing soon.

I spent a lot of time learning from other recipes, videos, restaurants, and taste testing to arrive here. This recipe is for everyone who loves poké, but is tired of spending $15 plus service/delivery fees, and tips. Skip to the recipe or stick around for a few of my tips.

Spicy Tuna Poké Tips

  1. Buy sushi grade tuna and make sure it’s fresh! Go to your local fish market or grocery store fish section, and ask the person working there if the tuna steak is sushi grade, where it came from (local is always best), when it arrived, and if it’s been previously frozen. If it was previously frozen, use it that day or the next because it’s better not to refreeze it.

  2. If your avocados aren’t ripe yet, leave them out next to your bananas and they will ripen faster. Very helpful if your goal is to have poké that day or the next.

  3. Use sushi rice. It just tastes better with the tuna, and the texture/moisture works better in poké.

Easy to Make Spicy Tuna Poké Bowl Recipe

Cook Time: 30 – 45 min
Serves: 4

Spicy Tuna Poké Ingredients

Preparing the Base
Toppings

Recipe Steps

  1. First, make four cups of rice in your rice cooker. The ratio is 1:1, so if you measure out four cups of rice into your rice cooker, fill the pot until the water reaches the line marked with a 4. The rice usually takes 15-20 minutes to cook depending on your rice cooker.
  2. In the mean time wash and slice your tuna steak into 1/2 inch cubes and set aside in a bowl.
  3. Next finely chop the red onions, adding to the tuna for poké preparation.
  4. Next add the minced ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, siracha, lime juice, sea salt, and mirin and mix well until tuna is fully coated.
  5. Prepare your poké bowl by first adding a cup of the cooked rice. Next add about 10 cucumber slices on one side of the bowl and half an avocado’s worth of slices on the other, leaving room in the middle to place 3-4 scoops of the tuna mixture (use picture for reference).
  6. Finally top with kewpie mayo and siracha to taste. Sprinkle the sesame seeds, green onions, and shredded dried seaweed to garnish. Eat up!
Easy to Make Spicy Tuna Poké Bowl Recipe

Easy to Make Spicy Tuna Poké Bowl Recipe

Make this Spicy Tuna Poké bowl as a quick and tasty dinner after a long day of work.
Prep Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Hawaiian
Servings 4
Calories 1260 kcal

Equipment

  • Rice Cooker

Ingredients
  

Preparing the Base

  • 4 cup sushi rice
  • 1 tuna steak
  • 2 pearl red onions
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 4 tsp soy sauce
  • 4 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp siracha
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp mirin

Toppings

  • cucumber slices
  • avocado slices
  • kewpie mayo
  • siracha
  • sesame seeds
  • chopped green onions
  • shredded dried seaweed

Instructions
 

  • First, make four cups of rice in your rice cooker. The ratio is 1:1, so if you measure out four cups of rice into your rice cooker, fill the pot until the water reaches the line marked with a 4. The rice usually takes 15-20 minutes to cook depending on your rice cooker.
  • In the mean time wash and slice your tuna steak into 1/2 inch cubes and set aside in a bowl.
  • Next finely chop the red onions, adding to the tuna for poké preparation.
  • Next add the minced ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, siracha, lime juice, sea salt, and mirin and mix well until tuna is fully coated.
  • Prepare your poké bowl by first adding a cup of the cooked rice. Next add about 10 cucumber slices on one side of the bowl and half an avocado's worth of slices on the other, leaving room in the middle to place 3-4 scoops of the tuna mixture (use picture for reference).
  • Finally top with kewpie mayo and siracha to taste. Sprinkle the sesame seeds, green onions, and shredded dried seaweed to garnish. Eat up!
Keyword Hawaiian Food, Spicy Tuna Poké

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