Spicy Tuna Roll

This spicy tuna roll recipe is packed with the flavor of deliciously fresh raw tuna, Japanese rice, creamy avocado and spicy mayonnaise. It is all finished up with a little crisp from the sesame seeds.

Ingredients: fresh tuna avocado spicy mayo sushi rice nori sheet (seaweed paper) white or black sesame seeds

The Steps:

Step 1: Cook your white rice depending on the directions in the manual of your rice cooker or by cooking it on the stove. While the rice is cooking, slice the tuna and avocado. Once rice is done, add rice vinegar and sugar and mix. Lay a sheet of sushi nori on the sushi mat. Spread the rice evenly on the rough side of sushi nori sheet. Do not add too much rice, you want enough rice to just cover the sheet of nori.

Step 2: Add 2 or 3 slices of tuna on top of the rice near one end of the sheet. You want to leave a little bit of open space at the end. Add 2 or 3 slices of avocado, about ½ tablespoon of spicy mayo, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

Step 3: Make sure your unrolled sushi is on the edge of the mat closest to you. Fold the end of the sheet closest to the fillings over the fillings. Slightly tuck under using the sushi mat. Continue to roll the sheet using the sushi mat until a tight roll is formed.

Step 4: Slice roll using a filet knife into about 1 inch slices. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and drizzle spicy mayo if desired. Serve with a side of spicy mayo or soy sauce.

Hint: make sure you use a very sharp knife when cutting the hand rolls. Try not to apply much pressure, just let the sharpness of the knife cut through the sushi roll.

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