Cheesy Spicy Tuna Sushi Bake Recipe (using canned tuna!)


Since the #SushiBake craze has been taking over, here’s a no-fail, crowd winner, pantry-ready recipe!

Cheesy Spicy Tuna Sushi Bake

Serves 2-3

What you need:

  • 2 cans hot & spicy tuna
  • 2 cups of Japanese rice
  • 2 tbsp. sriracha (or less if you don’t like it to be too spicy)
  • 4 tbsp. Kewpie Japanese Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. Kikoman 1 tsp.
  • Chili powder (for those who want it extra spicy)
  • Sesame oil
  • Furikake (Japanese rice seasoning)
  • Quick-melt cheese
  • Seaweed sheets

Optional: sesame seeds


  1. Cook rice
  2. Open tuna cans and remove excess tuna liquid
  3. Cook tuna over medium-high heat
  4. Add Sriracha and Kewpie, adjust according to preference. (We add more mayo to make it creamier!)
  5. Add kikoman and chili powder (for those who want it extra spicy)
  6. Drizzle with sesame oil
  7. Mix well and set aside
  8. Set up your layers!
      • Once rice is done cooking, get your square pan and spread rice for the first layer
      • Add tuna mix, spread evenly
      • Add quick melt cheese chunks (add as many as you like, we made it in chunks, but you can put grated cheese for more even distribution)
      • Sprinkle Furikake
      • Spread another layer of rice
      • Add tuna mix
      • Add cheese
      • Sprinkle furikake
      • Drizzle with japanese mayo
      • Top with sesame seeds (optional)

9. Bake in oven for 5 minutes or until cheese melts

10. Serve hot along with seaweed sheets!

11. Enjoy!


  • You can remove the tuna after heating before mixing the other ingredients. We cooked ours to infuse the flavors but either way works!
  • We like our tuna mix saucy so we leave some of the canned tuna oil in the mixture. It also makes the rice extra flavorful!
  • Adjust your Sriracha + Kewpie ratio according to preferred taste
  • Use grated quickmelt cheese for a more even cheesy experience!
  • We used seasoned Korean nori sheets

That’s it! Let us know what you think in the comments below! Tag us on Facebook & Instagram when you try it.

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