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Seared Ahi Tuna Hand Rolls

June 14, 2011
ahi tuna hand rolls

Sushi hand rolls are a lot easier to make than you think! These hand rolls are quick to make and work as a very light and healthy meal, if that’s what you’re in to.

I attempted to make a regular California sushi roll once before and it ended up being a huge failure. My rice wasn’t sticky enough and I didn’t have the right tools to roll them correctly… (that’s what happens when you don’t do any research before you make a food that you really have no idea how to make!)  I think my friends ate them out of pity (because I knew they were not good!). Anyway, you live and you learn and so this time I decided to avoid the rice problem all together and make hand rolls. Besides, I had to use up the leftover seaweed paper I had from before.

Please note: I kinda just threw these together, as far as the ingredients are concerned. For example, I put spinach in my rolls, which I am sure that isn’t a traditional sushi ingredient. Either way, these rolls turned out pretty good in my opinion- so give them a try!

Seared Ahi Tuna Hand Roll


For the Ahi:

  • Fresh Ahi tuna steak ( I used 1-medium sized piece- to make about 5 rolls)
  • Marinade:
  • Soy sauce
  • Fresh garlic
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Parsley
  • Juice from half of a lemon
  • Olive oil

You also will need:

  • Roasted nori sheets (Seaweed) You can find these at a health food or Asian store. I purchased some at Whole Foods.
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 2 Carrots
  • Spinach leaves
  • 1 Avocado

To Do:

Briefly sear the ahi and Slice it into small strips. I’ve posted the recipe for Seared Ahi Tuna before, using the above ingredients. Find my Ahi Tuna recipe here!
Cut a sheet of seaweed in half, so you have two long pieces, rather than one large square.
Slice the carrots and cucumber into long skinny pieces.
Place a couple slices of avocado on to the seaweed sheets, followed by the spinach, cucumber, carrots, and a couple pieces of the sliced Ahi Tuna.
Roll it up and enjoy!

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