A spicy tuna roll is a basic sushi roll, made with just a few simple ingredients. Fresh tuna, sushi rice, nori (seaweed), and sriracha mayo are the basics for this delicious sushi recipe.
Learn how to make your favorite sushi roll at home! And I show you two ways to make a Spicy Tuna Roll! One way with the rice on the outside and one way with the rice on the inside!
Hello from NYC! Today is the first day of my nutrition course at the Natural Gourmet Institute! I can hardly believe it’s finally here! I am so excited to learn, read, be in the kitchen and just absorb information and I can’t wait to share what I will learn with you all!
I’m stopping in for a quick second to share this spicy tuna roll recipe. Other than that, follow along on snapchat (hipfoodiemom1) for all the behind the scenes stuff.
On to today’s recipe!
Favorite Sushi Rolls
If I had to pick one sushi roll I could eat for the rest of my life it would be a spicy tuna roll. Don’t get me wrong; I love the crazy, complex rolls too. Some of my favorites are soft shell crab rolls, rainbow rolls, sashimi rice bowls, and all the signature rolls that you find at sushi restaurants. But give me my spicy tuna roll and I am happy.
This post is #3 in my sushi series and I had to show you guys how to make my favorite sushi roll, right?! Click here and here to see my first two sushi posts!
There’s something about the spicy sriracha mayo sauce that I love. And I think I have perfected the recipe for it, so you guys have to check it out! I use more than just Japanese mayo and sriracha.
I also show you two ways to make a Spicy Tuna Roll . . the more traditional way, as shown below, with the rice on the inside. And, if you’re feeling fancy, another way, where the rice is on the outside.
So be sure to check out my post, where I show you exactly what you will need and to get this fabulous recipe, over at The Kitchenthusiast blog!!
I also made this little video to show just how easy it is to make this Spicy Tuna Roll! I hope you give this recipe a try!
Tuna Roll Recipe Video
Spicy Tuna Roll Calories and Ingredient List
You’ll need to head over to the to get the full, printable recipe. In the meantime, here is the ingredient list so that you can go shopping!
- 1 packet Japanese rice vinegar powder
- 4-5 cups Premium Grade Japanese (medium grade) rice, cooked
- 8-9 ounces sushi-grade tuna
- 2 ripe avocados, sliced open lengthwise and sliced into strips
- 1 package dried seaweed sheets for sushi, using only 4 to 5 sheets
- 1/4 cup finely diced scallions, for garnish
- Roasted sesame seeds, for garnish
- Soy Sauce, for dipping
- Japanese pickled ginger, for garnish
- Wasabi (powdered horseradish), for garnish
For the spicy mayonnaise
- 4 tablespoons Japanese mayonnaise
- 3 to 4 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
- 1 teaspoon roasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
All of the nutrition information is on the KitchenAid website, but the spicy tuna roll calories are approximately 300, give or take a few.
And don’t miss next month’s post! I’ll be showing you how to make a sushi burrito! Your mind will be blown with how delicious these are! I hope you enjoy and give this recipe a try!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with KitchenAid USA. All opinions stated here are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting me in working with the brands and products that I use, love and recommend.
Spicy mayo is my crack. When I was pregnant, I was jonesing SO badly for my raw fish rolls, and I couldn’t have them. So I’d order spicy crunchy veggie rolls and hoped it would help, but man, it wasn’t the same. Still, it was comforting to have the spicy mayo!
These rolls look AMAZING. I want one now, and it’s 6:30 AM!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I hope you have a blast in NYC ad with your class! That is my favorite city and I would move there in a heartbeat if I could convince my husband! 🙂 And I love your video, Alice! These rolls look SO good!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
How exciting about the nutrition class. I hope you have an amazing time in NYC!
I am obsessed with this spicy mayo and I am really missing spicy tuna rolls during pregnancy, but I will be more than making up for them when baby arrives!
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food says
Loved seeing all your awesome food pics while in NYC. Looks like an awesome time! Spicy mayo is my jam and it definitely takes an already tasty roll to another level 🙂 So good!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Ohhh I hope you have so much fun at your first day of class, Alice!! I hear ya on the spicy tuna roll, while I LOVE all the signature rolls at restaurants (and order them all), a classic spicy tuna roll will always hold a special place in my heart! Yours looks PERFECT! Now I’m craving sushi. Lol. Great. Going to have to bust out the sushi rolling skills. 😉 Cheers, girlfriend! Have fun gettin’ your learn on!!
Kimchi John says
One of these days I am going to try this. Looks delicious. ?
I hope you do!!! I know you would love this!!!
Ashley - The Recipe Rebel says
I love following your adventures in NYC Alice! Congrats on this awesome endeavor! I know you will ROCK it!
Ashley, thank you so much!!!
Samina - The Cupcake Confession says
This looks phenomenal, Alice! I love heat in my food! The spicier, the better! I love the addition or sriracha to the mayo! Yum! I need to make these rolls soon! Plus, SUSHI BURRITO NEXT MONTH? OMG! That sounds just fabulous!Heading over now to get the recipe!
Hope you’re having a great time and learning lots, Alice 🙂 Love NYC and this tuna roll!! It looks perfect!
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says
I have never made sushi at home, but this looks like something I could do!
Fuji Sushi says
This looks so tasty! I can’t wait to try it.
Ichi Tokyo says
Thank you for sharing your recipe! These look adorable and delicious!