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Ahi Tuna Crispy Rice Cakes

So everybody’s been making poke bowls using the @traderjoes ahi tuna (I’m no exception, the bowl was really good and video coming out soon 🤪) but I gotta say... making crispy rice cakes with them brought the yum to a whole other level!!!

What do you think?


  • 1 cup sushi rice (jasmine works too)

  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar

  • 1 tbsp white sugar

  • 1 avocado

  • 1 tsp umami seasoning

  • 1 packet of TJs Ahi Tuna (minced)

  • 1 tbsp mayo

  • 1 tbsp chili paste (adjust for your preferred level of spicy)


  1. Prepare your rice. Once cooked, add in the rice vinegar and sugar (do not use a metal bowl or utensils!). Stir until very sticky. Pro-tip = stir in front of a fan for faster cooling.

  2. Once the rice is cool, oil your hands and then form the rice into small rectangles about the size of 2 fingers.

  3. Bring a pan with canola oil to medium heat and fry the rice rectangles (?) until slightly brown!

  4. Mash an avocado and then add the umami seasoning.

  5. Mince the tuna, then add mayo and chili paste. Mix well.

  6. For both the avocado mixture and the tuna, use to equal sized spoons to make a quenelle. Worry not, its just a fancy word for an oval. See the video for how to make the shape!

  7. Add the avocado on the crispy rice and then the tuna on the avocado and voila!


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