3.75
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Tekka Don No Poke (Hawaiian Poke-Style Tuna Rice Bowl)

Recipe excerpted from 'Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking' by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto
Evan Sung

Evan Sung

Once you secure sushi- grade tuna, this meal in a bowl takes almost no effort to make. I upgrade the typical tekka don — sliced raw tuna, often briefly marinated in soy sauce— by merging it with the Hawaiian dish tuna poke (pronounced PO- kay), which I fell for while opening my restaurant in Waikiki. The cubes of luscious crimson fish dressed with a little salt, sugar, and spice taste great over wonderfully plain white rice or less traditional but no less delicious sushi rice.

Recipe excerpted with permission from Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking by Masaharu Morimoto. Click here to purchase your own copy.

4
Servings
1267
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Japanese soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 2 Teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 to 2 Teaspoon tobanjan (chile bean sauce), preferably a Japanese brand
  • 1 Teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 Pound sushi- grade tuna, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 medium Hass avocado, peeled, pitted, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 Cups cooked short-grain white rice or sushi rice, warm
  • 1 nori seaweed sheet
  • 1/4 Cup thinly sliced fresh shiso leaves (also called Japanese mint and perilla) or scallion greens
  • 1 Teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Directions

Combine the soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, tobanjan, and sugar in a medium mixing bowl and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the tuna and avocado to the bowl, toss well, and set aside to marinate for a few minutes but no more than 5 minutes.

Divide the rice among 4 wide bowls. Top each bowl with the tuna and avocado, leaving the sauce behind. Then drizzle the sauce over the tuna and avocado. Tear the nori into small pieces and scatter them over each bowl; top with the shiso and sesame seeds. Eat right away.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
44mg
15%
Protein
49g
99%
Carbs
238g
79%
Vitamin A
33µg
4%
Vitamin B12
2µg
39%
Vitamin B6
2mg
79%
Vitamin C
3mg
6%
Vitamin D
2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.8mg
4.2%
Vitamin K
13µg
16%
Calcium
53mg
5%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
60µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
60µg
15%
Iron
4mg
22%
Magnesium
168mg
42%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
26mg
100%
Phosphorus
682mg
97%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
985mg
28%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.9%
Sodium
933mg
39%
Sugars, added
1g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
25%
Zinc
4mg
28%