Create Your Own Tuna Bowl…

Tuna bowl

I have been OBSESSED with sushi bowls ever since leaving college, because we had this AMAZING place called Rolls n Bowls where you would go in and create your own rice bowl, choosing from an assortment of sushi, veggies, and spicy sauces. We went at least twice a week for 2 years straight. I have been waiting for NYC to bring that idea to life, and they have FINALLY started to catch on to the trend, with a few Poke inspired restaurants opening around the city in the last few months. I have yet to venture downtown to try one; However, in the meantime, I have been incorporating my own fish bowls into our diet.

Today’s Tuna bowl is one that we frequently make because it’s SO quick.  I always prep the veggies during Char’s nap, so that when dinner rolls around, all we have to do is cook the fish. You can eat the sushi sashimi style (like a true tuna poke bowl), but I prefer to sear the tuna steaks (for some reason I find this more filling). We have used several types of fish when making these bowls, so feel free to substitute. Additionally, you can get really creative in your sauces. Today’s was a sweet soy glaze sauce, however a spicy mayo or avocado paste would be just as delicious.

Tuna Steak bowls with spiralized carrots and cucumber: serves 2


  • 1 lb of tuna steak
  • 1 cucumber; spiralized
  • 1 carrot; spiralized
  • 1 cup of cooked rice
  • 2 table spoons of olive oil
  • for the soy glaze:
    • 3 spoonfuls of honey
    • 3 spoonfuls of sesame oil
    • 3 table spoons of balsamic vinegar
    • 2 table spoons of olive oil
    • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
    • a few dashes of garlic, salt & pepper


  1. Spiralize both the carrot and cucumber into long spaghetti like noodles.
  2. Combine soy glaze ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Set aside to pour onto dish as a vinaigrette.
  3. Salt and Pepper tuna steaks generously on both sides.
  4. Heat frying pan with olive oil on high heat. Place tuna steaks on pan for about 3 minutes on both sides, or until seared.
  5. Add spiralized vegetables and sliced tuna over rice in a bowl, adding the soy glaze to finish. Garnish with green onions.

Char continues to take on the world this week, motoring around like no one’s business. This week we introduced chicken and string cheese as finger foods, and she loved them both (and so did I). She’s definitely starting to enjoy feeding herself more, and becoming very vocal when Mama is slow to respond to her food tray requests. Pictured below is Char dressed up for a baby shower we had today; I love this amazing Burberry number, courtesy of Teresa Purzner (thank you!!).  I mean, why does my daughter own trendier dresses than me?? Not fair!



One thought on “Create Your Own Tuna Bowl…

  1. Oh, goodness… She looks adorable. I remember Teresa buying that dress. I’m definitely going to try that tuna bowl – looks delicious.


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