Teriyaki Rice BowlIt’s Back to School Season  indeed and we are starting to crave Teriyaki Tuna Rice Bowl with a tad of Yum Yum sauce  for Sunday Supper …  This time of year has a different meaning depending at the stage of your children’s lives.  To some it’s the first day of kindergarten.  To others, the first day of High School.  And yet to others it is the first day of College. This Back to School Season invokes so many emotions in me.  It is the last time that I will have all four of my children at different stages of their lives.  My baby is in his last year of grade school. Can you believe that?  My second oldest is a Senior in High School and I have one in Middle School and one in College.

I recently spent  time helping my daughter get ready to move into her sorority house at University of Florida.  What an exciting time for her that brought back so many memories for me.  One of our favorite places to eat when we are in Gainesville is The Swamp.  Every Gator loves to dine at this landmark restaurant.  One of Alexandra’s favorite dishes to order is the Teriyaki Tuna Rice Bowl.  I recently tried it for the first time and absolutely loved it.  I knew immediately this was one dish that I wanted to duplicate at home.  So here is my take on the Teriyaki Tuna Rice Bowl.

Teriyaki Tuna Rice Bowl
Recipe type: Back to School Season Weekday Supper
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This Teriyaki Tuna Rice Bowl was inspired by a recent visit to The Swamp in Gainesville
  • /4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tuna steaks sliced thin
  • 4 cups of cooked white rice
  • 1 cucumber cut julienne style
  • 2 green onions sliced thin
  • ½ cup Yum Yum Sauce
  • 1 avocado cut into ½ inch cubes (optional)
  1. Combine the first seven ingredients and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove ⅓ cup for basting, cover and refrigerate.
  3. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag and add tuna.
  4. Refrigerate for up to 1 hour.
  5. Drain and discard marinade.
  6. Grill tuna over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side, basting frequently with reserved marinade.
  7. Plate the rice in bowls.
  8. Add Tuna and cucumber.
  9. Sprinkle with green onions.
  10. Drizzle with Yum Yum Sauce
  11. Add Avocado if desired

This recipe for Teriyaki Tuna Rice Bowl  is so easy and the Yum Yum Sauce drizzle, while not mandatory, is icing on the cake. Remember how I told you how Yum Yum Sauce makes everything taste amazing.  It’s true!

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Faye Leong August 26, 2012 at 4:03 am

This is awesome, Isabel! Great combination especially goes with your Yum Yum sauce. Love it. Thanks for sharing!


Katy August 26, 2012 at 7:39 am

I love that you have featured your yum yum sauce again! The ingredients in this dish are already making my mouth water – a must-try, I think!


Renee Dobbs - Magnolia Days August 26, 2012 at 8:14 am

One word -> Tuna <- Love it! What a great recipe Isabel. I have to try it soon.


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes August 26, 2012 at 8:19 am

Wonderful combination of flavors, especially the avocado with the teryaki. Very interesting recipe. Have a great sunday Isabel!


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers August 26, 2012 at 9:58 am

Looks Delicious!!!! What a great combination of flavors!


juanitascocina August 26, 2012 at 11:43 am

Gorgeous! And I love the yum yum sauce! We made it with salmon!!!


Chelsea August 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

This looks delicious! My hubby would love it!


bigbearswife August 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm

This is going on my “to make” list! yum,Isabel!


diabeticfoodie August 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Love Asian-inspired tuna dishes. Your presentation is lovely!


shockinglydelicious August 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm

All right…now I really have to try that yum yum sauce!


Brandie (@HomeCookMemory) August 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I’ve never had tuna in a dish like this…sounds really great and even better that it’s such a quick dinner idea!


akiasi August 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I’m excited to find a tuna steak recipe that I can make to be more exciting. Not that tuna steaks are boring, but this recipe looks so inviting. Kudos!


Lane R (@supperforasteal) August 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm

We love yum yum sauce! and SWAMP!!!


Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) August 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm

What a great combo of flavors and textures…hubby won’t eat tuna steaks, though. Think I could sub in salmon instead?


Liz August 26, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Oh, my, this sounds fantastic! Just my kind of dinner…and I’m delighted it’s perfect for a busy weeknight! Happy #SundaySupper, Isabel!


familyspice August 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm

A good friend of ours goes fishing and gets us lots of tuna (yes we are spoiled). And it’s WONDERFUL with teriyaki sauce. YUMMY!


girlichef August 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I absolutely NEED to try this, it sounds amazing! You can use Yum-Yum sauce in SO many things!!


mommasmeals August 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm

WOW, I love “different” dishes, this is surly different from our norm and I can’t wait to introduce some fresh new idea’s this season! Thanks for the inspiration! :)


Tara Noland August 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm

That looks so good!! I have never heard of Yum Yum sauce before. You have so many more great products in the states than we do up here in Canada.


smallwalletbigappetite August 28, 2012 at 4:06 am

Oh wow this looks delicious! I hope your daughter has a fantastic freshman year in college.


Sunithi Selvaraj (@ssunithi) August 28, 2012 at 9:49 am

This looks so simple, easy and thoroughly tasty ! Looking for ways to use tuna more and this is a great recipe ! Thanks for sharing ;)


Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 28, 2012 at 11:18 pm

What a gorgeous dish! I love all the flavors together. Hope your daughter has a great year!


Anne @ Webicurean August 28, 2012 at 11:21 pm

This has me thinking–see, hubby doesn’t like fish, but he does love teriyaki–I’ll bet I could convert him with this dish!


writelane August 29, 2012 at 6:21 am

Yummy, Isabel! I love tuna!


crispybitsnburntends August 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I use to work at Rafferty’s when I was at grad school in Gainesville. Wonder if they are still there. Hearing you talk about UF brings back memories for me too! Your dish sounds amazing and I feel inspired to make it. I may change it up and make the tuna raw though


Jamie (Mama.Mommy.Mom) August 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Sounds delicious! Love me some yum yum sauce. :)

Jamie @ http://www.mamamommymom.com


Nancy @ gottagetbaked August 31, 2012 at 3:15 am

Isabel, I’ve slowly but surely been working through everyone’s posts and I’m still not done (it’s Thursday night, for goodness sakes!). I’m glad to finally be here on your post. The plating of your dish is glorious! I never liked tuna until recently and now I can’t get enough of the stuff – this sounds absolutely delicious. I can’t believe you have four kids and still do all that you do. I’m in complete awe of you!


Sarah January 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I forgot to tell you I used your teriyaki marinade on some prawns I had kickin around, amazing!


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