Teriyaki Tuna Rice Bowl #SundaySupper

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
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This Teriyaki Tuna Rice Bowl was inspired by a recent visit to The Swamp in Gainesville
Recipe type: Back to School Season Weekday Supper
Serves: 4
  • /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!

Join us this week around the family table for Sunday Supper  planned and hosted by Nicole from Daily Dish Recipes .  We hope to inspire you with these fabulous recipes from our talented contributors.  We will be sharing them all day long and would love for you to share your favorite Back to School Meals during our Sunday Supper live chat at 7pm ET.

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  1. says

    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!

  2. akiasi says

    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!

  3. says

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

  4. familyspice says

    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!

  5. says

    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! :)

  6. says

    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

  7. says

    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!


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