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The best recipe for a simple tuna rice bowl.

Tuna Rice Bowl

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 bowls 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired


A Tuna Rice Bowl that is a healthy and delicious lunch or weeknight dinner. Made with simple ingredients and comes together in minutes!


  • (2) 1-inch tuna steaks
  • kosher salt & ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 medium cucumber, cut into ribbons with vegetable peeler
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • soy sauce (sub tamari or coconut aminos) 
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice (or whatever kind of rice you want!)


  1. Cook rice according to package instructions.
  2. While rice is cooking, pat dry tuna steaks with paper towel and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Bring a large cast iron skillet to a medium-high heat and add oil and to the pan.
  4. When oil is hot and smoking, add each steak, and cook for 30-45 seconds per side.
  5. Remove from the hot pan and let rest 3-5 minutes.
  6. While tuna is resting, add rice to serving bowls with diced avocado, cucumber ribbons, fresh cilantro, and green onions.
  7. Cut up tuna into large cubes and add to each bowl.
  8. Serve with soy sauce, tamari sauce or coconut aminos.


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  • Serving Size: 6 oz
  • Calories: 479
  • Sugar: 0.8 g
  • Sodium: 119.5 mg
  • Fat: 14.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 77.2 g
  • Protein: 10.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.1 mg