15 Minutes Sesame Tuna Steaks with Nori Rice, Easy Cooking

By: Jon Thermos | Posted: 03rd March 2010

Tuna is a popular fish meat served as sashimi or as a sushi, it is also very delicious when lightly cooked. In this recipe, the tuna steaks are coated with crunchy sesame seeds and are saut'ed until the crust is golden, bringing out the nutty aroma of the sesame while leaving the tuna rare in the center. This is a great way to enjoy a cooked Tuna yet rare inside with its natural taste.

Preparation of Ingredients
4x 200g tuna steaks
115g sesame seeds
200g medium-grain rice
60ml peanut oil

Rice Mix Sauce
2.1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon mirin
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 nori sheet, finely shredded


Wasabi Mayonnaise Paste
125g Japanese Mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Wasabi paste
Combine the Japanese Mayonnaise and Wasabi in a small bowl

Pickeled ginger, to serve

Serves 4

Cooking Direction

Cover the individual tuna steaks in sesame seeds, pressing down to coat well. Leave in refrigerate until needed to retain the freshness.

Wash the rice until the water runs clear, then put in a saucepan with 500ml water.
Bring to boil, then simmer, covered, for 10-12 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave, covered, for 5 minutes. You can also cook with a rice cooker, which will automatically control the heating sequence.
While rice is hot, pour on the combined rice wine vinegar, mirin, sugar and ' teaspoon salt. Stir with a fork to unattached the grains, then add in the shredded nori. Keep Warm.

Heat the oil in a big Saucepan, put in the tuna steaks and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until the sesame seeds are crisp and golden. The tuna should still be a little pink in the inside. Drain on paper towels.

Spoon the rice into four lightly greased 125 ml bowl or cups, pressing down lightly, then invert onto each plate and remove the bowl.

Serve the tuna with the nori rice and with some wasabi mayonnaise paste on the side. Garnish with pickled ginger.


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