Fish / July 4, 2017

Pan Seared Ahi Tuna and Quinoa Sushi Rolls


What better way to reign in the weekend than with these to-die for Pan Seared Ahi Tuna and Quinoa Sushi Rolls?!

I must admit that I’ve always been super scared of making sushi rolls. A couple of years ago my girlfriends and I had a sushi girls night where we all got around the table and spent a couple of hours drinking, talking and making sushi! It was tons of fun but I thought…. lord so much work! … not for me!

However, when I woke up today I had a major craving for nori wraps. My fridge has no veggies at the moment unfortunately but I had some nori, quinoa, ah tuna and some fermented carrots that I learned to make a couple of months ago.

So I got to work and these beauties came out!!!


Pan Seared Quinoa Sushi Rolls

What an amazing lunch idea! I have a special mat that I bought a couple of years ago for proper rolling but for the life of me I could not find it today. So I said such is life and began rolling by hand.

I placed a layer of quinoa on the majority of the nori sheet (I left the top and bottom parts empty to facilitate rolling).

Pan Seared Quinoa Sushi Rolls

Then I placed a couple of slices of pan seared tuna in a row on the end closest to me. I like pan searing my tuna in some salt, pepper and sesame seeds. I love it when it’s just a little bit tender on the inside- so yummy!

Lastly, I placed some fermented carrot ribbons on top of the tuna slices and rolled everything right up!

Pan Seared Quinoa Sushi Rolls

This lunch literally took 15 mins start to finish including the searing of the tuna! It was nuts!

My one recommendation though is to make sure you have a nice sharp knife when you cut into these rolls. I learned the hard way and made a bit of a mess at first :/

The best part about this kind of lunch idea is that it’s not only easy to make but it’s so versatile! You can absolutely put anything you would like it these wraps!

I hope you guys enjoy this wonderfully easy and healthy lunch idea 😀

Serves 1

Pan Seared Ahi Tuna and Quinoa Sushi Rolls

2 minPrep Time

2 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  1. Nori sheet
  2. Pan seared ahi tuna
  3. Quinoa
  4. Fermented ginger carrots


  1. Place the nori sheet on a flat surface
  2. Spread the quinoa evenly on most of the nori sheet but careful to leave the top and bottom parts free to facilitate rolling
  3. Place the Ahi Tuna slices in a line parallel to you so that you can roll up - away from you
  4. Place a couple of fermented carrot ribbons on top of the tuna
  5. Roll the sushi into a roll and cut as desired
Recipe Type: Lunch

Pan Seared Tuna Sushi Rolls - this goodness packed sushi recipe is so easy to make! With only 4 ingredients: nori, tuna, quinoa, fermented carrots (optional). <3 |