Seared Ahi Tuna Bowls: Healthy , Quick and Easy

Seared Ahi Tuna Bowls: Healthy , Quick and Easy

Seared Ahi Tuna Bowls, Made Easy

You can make seared ahi tuna at home that is just as delicious, if not more, than your favorite restaurant’s seared ahi dish. I’ve experimented and perfected the recipe in the past year or two. The hardest part was figuring out how to season the ahi perfectly, and I learned less is more.

As my first semester of the Multiple Subjects Credential program is coming to an end and the weather is getting warmer (much warmer), I decided it was time to start making my seared ahi bowls regularly again. I am so excited to share these nutritious bowls with you!

I do all of my grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s and Sprouts, so naturally, all of these ingredients can be found at both stores. Most grocery stores in general have all of the ingredients, but I save a great amount of money by shopping strictly at TJ’s and Sprouts. Shocking, right?

The Ingredients:

Trader Joe’s Frozen Brown Rice (1 bag from the box)

Rice Vinegar

Cucumber (I personally prefer Persian cucumbers as they have more of a crunch but any cucumber works)

Micro greens

Sesame Seeds

Green Onion


1 Ahi Tuna Steak

Black Pepper

Avocado Oil

Sesame Oil

For the Sauces:

Coconut Aminos (Trader Joe’s now sells them, for an amazing price too!)

Spicy Mayo:

1 Tbs Mayo or Mayo Substitute

Sriracha to taste

How I prepare it:

First I cut the cucumber and green onion. Next, I rinse the micro greens. I set each ingredient aside, either on a plate or in small bowls in order to make assemble quick and easy. In a skillet, I pour about 1/2 TBS of avocado oil and heat it on medium, then I grind some black pepper onto the oil, enough so that it covers the entire skillet in a thin layer. While it heats, I open a bag of frozen brown rice and pour it into a microwavable bowl, and place in the microwave for three minutes. Once I hit start on that microwave, I place a TSP of sesame oil in the skillet and continue heating about thirty seconds.

Finally I place the ahi tuna in the skillet and cook 3 minutes on the top and 3 minutes on the bottom. While the Ahi tuna is cooking, I remove the rice from the microwave and shake a little rice vinegar in and mix it into the rice. Also while the ahi is cooking, or immediately following, I mix up a little spicy mayo dress my bowl with. All I do for the spicy mayo is mix 1 Tbs of spicy mayo and a few squeezes of sriracha (to taste) in a small bowl. Immediately after removing the seared ahi tuna from heat, I slice it and beginning putting my bowl together.

How I build the seared ahi tuna bowl:


I start my bowl with some brown rice. Then I layer the micro greens and diced cucumber on top. Side by side, I place the ahi tuna and avocado on top of that. Next, I sprinkle the sliced green onions and sesame seeds all over the bowl. Finally, I drizzle spicy mayo over the top and finish it off with a few shakes of coconut aminos. Bon appetite!

Seared Ahi Tuna Bowls

By Nikki Published: May 15, 2017

  • Yield: 2 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Ready In: 16 mins

A super quick, delicious, easy, and nutritious dinner. Seared Ahi Tuna bowls are the meal we've all been missing from our lives!



  1. For the Spicy Mayo: Mix mayonnaise and sriracha in a small bowl. Taste the spicy mayo as you add in the sriracha as it is varies on how spicy you like it.
  2. Dice the cucumber, chop the green onion, dice the avocado, and rinse the micro greens. Set aside.
  3. For frozen brown rice from Trader Joes: pour contents of bag into a microwave safe bowl. Heat for three minutes. Once it is heated, mix rice vinegar in and set aside. For other rice: cook according to instructions, then mix in rice vinegar and set aside.
  4. Heat avocado oil in a skillet for one minute, add the sesame oil and black peppercorn and heat for an additional minute or until peppercorn starts to crack and pop. Place the ahi tuna steak in the skillet and cook for three minutes on each side (6 minutes total).
  5. Remove ahi tuna steak from heat immediately after cooking and slice it.
  6. Assemble your bowl. (Rice, chopped and diced veggies, and tuna) I like to top my seared ahi tuna bowl with sesame seeds, spicy mayo, and coconut aminos.

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