Tekka Don (Easy Tuna Bowl) 鉄火丼

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  • Tekka Don, Tuna bowl in a white bowl.
    My husband has traveled out of town for a few days now and he won’t be back for another week. Days like this I prefer cooking meals that do not require tedious food preparation. After all this is my little break from cooking multi-dish dinners! The kids and I have been eating one plate/bowl meals like soups, pasta and Japanese rice bowls (donburi) such Tekka Don (Tuna Bowl).

    Tekka Don topped with shiso and nori.
    Since the main ingredient of this dish is the tuna, I hope you can buy good quality sushi/sashimi-grade tuna from a Japanese grocery store. You can buy a block of tuna and slice into thin pieces yourself for this recipe (use a very sharp knife to cut sashimi). For today, I bought pre-cut tuna pieces called Maguro Butsugiri (chopped tuna). Usually this part of tuna doesn’t look pretty enough to be used as sushi or sashimi. However, it’s just as tasty and more economical.

    Serve with Clam Miso Sup, Pickled Cucumbers and Pickled Daikon.

    Tekka Don and miso soup on a table.

    The best part is that it’s not only easy to makes since there is no actual “cooking” involved, but it’s really delicious and quite filling. If you’re not a fan of tuna, try Salmon and Ikura Don.

    If you are not a fan of raw fish then you can make other easy Rice Bowl dishes for quick dinner meals. So far on the blog, I have shared:

    Unagi Don (Unadon)
    Kakiage Don (Tempura Don)
    Chicken Katsu Don
    Pork Curry Don
    Teriyaki Pork Loin Salad Donburi
    Beef Donburi with Shiso Garlic Soy Sauce
    Soboro Don (Ground Chicken Bowl)
    Eggplant & Unagi Donburi
    Crispy Tonkatsu Donburi
    Oyakodon (Chicken & Egg Bowl)
    Gyudon (Beef Bowl)
    Chinese Style Karaage Don
    Unagi Chazuke

    Tekka Don topped with shiso and nori.

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    Tekka Don (Tuna Bowl)
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    10 mins
    Make Tekka Don at home with sashimi grade tuna marinated in soy sauce, sake, and mirin served over rice, garnish with sesame seeds and nori. Quick and Easy Dinner! 
    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: donburi, tuna don
    Servings: 1
    Author: Nami
    1. Gather all the ingredients.

      Tekka Don Ingredients
    2. In a bowl marinade the tuna with the seasonings for 3-5 minutes.
      Tekka Don 1
    3. Place the tuna on top of steamed rice that has been cooled down for 2-3 minutes.
      Tekka Don 2
    4. Sprinkle chopped scallions, shredded nori seaweed, and roasted white sesame seeds. You can put julienned shiso leaves on top (optional). Serve immediately.
      Tekka Don 3
    Recipe Notes

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