Canned Tuna Sushi Hand Rolls

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Using canned tuna and veggies that you already have in the fridge makes this sushi super accessible! Canned tuna sushi is an easy and quick meal that is fun to customize!

Holding a canned tuna sushi hand roll with ingredients in background.

Alrighty, so, sushi. Everyone loves sushi… except those who don’t like raw fish. Well it turns out that there’s a lot of sushi that doesn’t use raw fish, and today I’m going to share with you a cooked fish sushi of the easiest style- Temakizushi, or hand roll sushi.

Basically what I’m trying to do here is show you that yes, YOU can make sushi, and you can make it with your family and friends and have a fun sushi making party!

Temakizushi/Temaki sushi is my favorite way to eat sushi because it’s so no-fuss and customizable! With a little help, even my 2 and 4 year olds can make their own! You don’t need any special equipment, like a bamboo roller for rolled sushi, and this canned tuna sushi infinitely customizable.

Rolling a sushi hand roll with avocado, carrots, egg, and cucumber.

Basically you make sushi rice, you put some on a half sheet of sushi nori (seaweed), place your filling in it, and roll it on up! And guess what? If you don’t roll it nice… well, it’s going straight into your mouth, so who really cares? Actually, that’s kind of a non-Japanese way of thinking, and my American-ness is really shining through here! In Japan, presentation is critical, and making food in a sloppy way is frowned upon.

But, shh, don’t tell anyone, I’m actually kind of sloppy. Tekitou is the Japanese word to describe my cooking, and it’s kind of like a “fly by the seat of your pants” style. Confession: when I shot the video for this, I had to film like, ten canned tuna sushi rolls before I got one that was okay looking. I didn’t realize how bad mine looked until I did it in front of the camera!!! But, like I said, we are focusing here on taste… so, leave me alone.

Finished rolling a sushi hand roll filled with tuna, carrots, and cucumber.

These canned tuna sushi hand rolls are so fun to make and eat! It’s a great way to break into the world of sushi, so give it a try. I have some other fun tuna recipes, so give those a look too!

Canned tuna sushi hand rolls- Using canned tuna and veggies that you already have in the fridge makes this sushi super accessible! Canned tuna sushi is an easy and quick meal that is fun to customize!
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