Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll

Spicy tuna is always classic. Requires very less cooking and definitely easy to make. All the spicy kick comes from the Homemade spicy mayo sauce. Substituted uncooked tuna with canned tuna by preference. 

When it comes to sushi, presentation is key. I have laid pink sushi ginger and sprinkles of black sesame seed on this particular Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll for a dramatic effect.

For step by step instruction with pictures, check my Philadelphia Crab Sushi Roll. You might want to take a look at my Tricolored California Roll.

Yields: 3 Rolls
Cuisine: Japanese
Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts
Servings 3.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 155
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0 g1 %
Saturated Fat 0 g0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 10mg3 %
Sodium 237 mg10 %
Potassium 101mg3 %
Total Carbohydrate 29g10 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g2 %
Sugars 3 g
Protein 7 g13 %
Vitamin A1 %
Vitamin C1 %
Calcium1 %
Iron2 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


  1. Sushi Rice - 1 cup (Homai or California Calrose)
  2. Nori/Roasted seaweed - 1 pack (1 half sheet for each roll) 
  3. Vinegar water - (1/4 cup rice vinegar + 1 cup water) for dipping your hands.
  4. Tuna - 1 canned in water (Strained)
  5. Cucumber - 1 (peeled, seeded and cut into match sticks/strips)
  6. Carrot - 1 (peeled and cut into match stick/strips)
  7. Roasted black sesame seeds - 1 teaspoon
  8. Wasabi - 1 teaspoon + to serve
  9. Soy sauce (low sodium) - to serve
  10. Sushi ginger - to serve
  11. Spicy mayo  sauce - to serve . (Homemade - 3 parts of Vegenaise or Mayonnaise and 1 part of Sriracha hot sauce mixed together.) 
  1. Bamboo sushi rolling mat - 1 
  2. 1 Gallon ziplock bag or cling wrap (optional)


1. Check my Sushi Rice for detailed steps and guideline to cook perfect rice to make sushi. Remember to work when its warm.
2. Insert the sushi mat in a gallon zip lock bag (for hygiene purpose) and place it on a flat surface with wider side closer to you. 
3. We will work with just one half nori sheet for each sushi roll.
4. Take about a cup of rice and spread it on the nori sheet evenly. Now is the time to flip the sheet (optional).
Assemble cucumber (2), carrots sticks (2), Tuna meat (2 tbs approximately), and drizzle spicy mayo  and sparingly add wasabi across the center of the rice/ nori sheet.

5. Using the rolling mat start rolling tightly, use your fingers to tuck in the fillings to hold in place. You will have to keep rolling a few times little by little simultaneously giving it a tight hug to make it into a log.

6. Now cut the roll into 6 equal pieces in all. Make sure you don't remove or move the sushi. 
7. Once its all cut, using the rolling mat I like to give them another tight hug to retain its shape.
8. For presentation, I laid thinly sliced pink sushi ginger and spread it evenly on the sushi roll. You might want to use the bamboo sheet to give it a tight hug for the ginger to set in place. Sprinkle roasted black sesame seeds. For different presentations please check my other sushi posts.


    • Dip your hands in the vinegar-water and remove excess water by tapping on a damn cloth each time you handle the sushi rice being sticky.
    • For a clean cut I prefer to wrap my sushi log in a cling/plastic wrap. Dip the knife each time in the vinegar-water and wipe clean for a clean cut. Cut the edges off to look even on the sides.
    • If you are using raw sushi, make sure you dice them into small pieces. If you opt canned tuna (cooked), always remember to use only canned tuna in water. Do not pick the ones in oil, they might get your sushi roll mushy.


    1. Being a vegetarian, i dont know anything about Non veg. I have been watching your sites for long time, the way you present your dishes amaze me every single time...with lot of dedication and sincerity you do a justification to your posts all your time. Me and Ramki consider you a premier person with respect to all your posts. Please consider as compliment, what we meant is photos looks so rich and it is giving total grandness to the whole presentation..thought of sharing my thoughts!!!!

    2. OMG! You made my day...thanks to you and Ramki :)


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