How to Make Tuna Kimbap

How to Make Tuna Kimbap

Serves: 2-3

Preparation time: 30 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients needed to make Tuna Kimbap:

  • 5-6 cups cooked rice
  • 1 avocado, peeled and stoned
  • 3 strips pickled yellow radish
  • Several seaweed sheets
  • One canned tuna
  • 3 crabmeat strip
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar, divided
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp green onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 3 tsp sesame oil

Cooking instructions for Tuna Kimbap:

  • For the sauce, whisk half of the sugar and the entire salt into vinegar until they dissolve completely.
  • Empty the cups of cooked rice into a large mixing bowl and drizzle the above sauce over it.
  • Give it a good stir to coat the rice well with the sauce and set aside until required.
  • To cook the tuna,
  • Drain the tuna into a hot skillet and add a lashing of sesame oil in it.
  • Toss to coat well with the oil and stir fry over moderate heat for a couple of minutes.
  • Add a splash of soy sauce into it and give it a nice stir along with the minced garlic, rest of the sugar and a dash of black pepper.
  • Continue to sauté the tuna flakes for another couple of minutes, stirring often and remove from heat.
  • Drizzle rest of the sesame oil over it and toss the tuna along with the green onion and sesame seed until they distribute evenly throughout the mixture.
  • To assemble, spread a seaweed sheet across a bamboo mat and spoon a portion of the rice onto it.
  • Spread the rice across the sheet, pressing it at the same time, so that the rice sticks to it.
  • Top it up with the cooked tuna and arrange a slice of avocado, a pickled yellow radish strip and piece of crabmeat, side by side.
  • Roll the sheet tightly, with the help of the bamboo mat and unwrap it from the kimbap roll.
  • Wipe a sharp knife with a damp cloth and cut it into slices, each about a couple of cms thick.
  • Arrange them on a plate and use rest of the ingredients to make more kimbap rolls in a similar fashion.
  • Serve with your favourite Asian dipping sauce.

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