This is a super fast and easy (and healthy) dinner you can throw together at the last minute... the only thing you need to plan ahead is the rice. It is based on a tuna Onigiri - a popular snack I used to pick up at the 7-Eleven when I was living in Japan. There are no measurements... it is purely based on your preferences.
sesame oil (just a dash!)
nori or wakame flakes (both are types of dried seaweed)
canned albacore tuna in water
cooked sush rice (or arborio) warm or cool
black sesame seeds
1. Mix first 5 ingedients together to form a seasoned mayo/aioli
2. Drain tuna and put in separate bowl. Pour some of the aioli into the tuna and mix well. Continue adding the aioli until you get the taste and texture you like. Add more of any ingredient if it seems like a good idea!
3. Scoop rice into soup or pasta bowls. Put large scoop(s) of tuna mixture on top. Garnish with sesame seeds and more seaweed flakes if desired.
Credits: Jennifer Jacobs, and the much beloved Onigiri
Original Post Date: 9/2/23