Temari Sushi

February 25, 2012

Author Notes: Tuna and avocado are great topping for sushi. I made Temari Sushi which means small ball-shaped sushi. No need special technique. Easy to make and fun to eat. Hidemi

Serves: 3-4


  • 1 cup Uncooked Sushi Rice
  • 1/4 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 canned Tuna (5 oz),drained
  • 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
In This Recipe


  1. Rinse rice several times in running water until water gets clear. Drain in a colander. Cook in a sauce pan with a lid or rice cooker according to package directions
  2. While rice is cooking, in a small bowl, combine rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Mix well. Cut avocado into half, remove seed and cut into thinly slices.
  3. Make sauce. In a bowl. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, lemon juice and soy sauce. Mix well.
  4. When rice is cooked, transfer to the medium bowl and add rice vinegar mixture and mix gently. Don’t stir too much. Let cool.
  5. On a plastic wrap (5”x5”), place 1 teaspoon of tuna, then three slices of avocado and put 2 tablespoons of sushi rice on toppings. Shape the sushi into a ball twisting the plastic wrap. Repeat this.
  6. When ready to serve, unwrap the plastic wrap and pour the mayonnaise sauce on top of each temari sushi.

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Reviews (6) Questions (1)

6 Reviews

chairmanhu March 8, 2012
I look forward to testing this recipe!

Do you have a preference for what the tuna is canned in? Water, olive oil, soybean oil...? I might try them all, haha.
Waverly February 27, 2012
This sounds great ... and easy. Thank you for the recipe!
LE B. February 26, 2012
I have another idea for a second contest entry: Try your recipe with a smoked seafood instead of the tuna(smoked oysters? trout, salmon, tako?); add a little sesame oil and wasabi to your sauce and put a dab between the seafood and the rice, as well as on top of the temari.... I would love to see what you think of this idea; you know, you can make multiple entries to a contest!

by the way, i found this hysterical web comment about wasabi that I thought you might enjoy:

omoshiroii, desu neh?!!
LE B. February 26, 2012
great technique and recipe, but don't you want to add a tiny bit of wasabi to the sauce? i think it wants to be there! arigato!
arielleclementine February 25, 2012
fantastic technique! thanks for the recipe!
susan G. February 25, 2012
I like that technique. They look great!