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Ochazuke with Tuna

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

1 Minute


2 Servings



About the Recipe

I've delved a little into the history of ochazuke in one of my other recipe introductions (Ochazuke with Salmon) so all I shall say here is that ochazuke is a much revered, traditional Japanese dish. More important, this is easy to make, really quite pretty to behold and good to eat.


1 tin of tuna (145g net weight)

2 tsp soy sauce

1 tsp sugar

400g cooked rice*

1 sheet of nori

2 spring onion, rinsed

2 tsp toasted sesam seeds

a little wasabi

green tea


cut off both ends of the spring onion, then thinly slice diagonally

fold the nori in half.  repeat twice more to create a little square shape. then use scissors to cut the nori into matchsticks

put the tuna, soy sauce & sugar in a pan and stir over a high heat for 1 minute

to assemble your ochazuke:

place 1/2 of the rice in each serving bowl. top with the tuna and add the spring onion. sprinkle over the sesame seeds and pile the nori on the top

add a little wasabi and pour over the green tea before serving

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