Light and Easy Recipes and Meal Ideas

Seared Ahi Tuna w Sticky Rice and Avocado

Calories: 445
Seared Ahi Tuna w Sticky Rice and Avocado

This Japanese style dish is a nice change in my regular meal line-up. Recipe makes 1 serving because my kids would never eat this :-D.


I recommend using Sushi rice if you are able to find it. It can sometimes be found in the International section of large grocery stores. 

Yield/Servings: 1 serving Serving Size: 6 oz tuna, 1/2 cup rice Total Cook/Prep time: 45 minutes


  • 1 - 6 oz. Ahi tuna steak
  • 2 oz. Hass avocado (sliced thin)
  • 1 scallion (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup white sushi rice
  • 1/2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium Tamari Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Black and/or white sesame seeds
  • sprinkle of salt


Cook rice according to package directions and place it in a bowl. 

Add the rice wine vinegar, sugar, and a pinch of salt to the rice. Mix to combine.

Set aside.

Heat a pan on the stovetop on high heat. 

Sprinkle sesame seeds on both sides of the fish.

Be sure the pan is hot, and spray with cooking spray, then immediately place the tuna in the pan.

Cook each side about 1 minute.

Remove from heat and let the tuna rest about 5 minutes.

Slice the tuna in thin strips.

Assemble the tuna, avacado and rice on the plate.

Put the soy sauce in a small dish and dip the fish in the soy sauce.

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