In preparation for school starting up again, I have come up with a fun lunch for the kids to take that can be prepared ahead of time, is allergy friendly, AND tastes great! This would also work for a meal on the go, as we often find ourselves when school begins.
Gluten, Dairy, and Egg free
California Tuna rolls!
OK let’s gather our ingredients.
- 2- 2.5 oz. packages of Bumble Bee Tuna (or you can just use 1- 5oz. can)
- 3 cups of sushi rice prepared
- Veganaise (or if you can have egg, mayo would be delightful here)
- Sushi mat (I covered ours in plastic wrap so it is easier to clean)
*Anything else you would like to add. I kept it simple and used things both girls would like, but feel free to make it more complex!
The first step is to prepare all the different components. I added a little Veganaise to the Tuna and mixed it together, but still left it a little chunky. The rice was steamed, and then as it cooled and I turned it, I added rice vinegar and a little sugar. Slice the veggies and we’re ready to begin assembly.
Lay down a sheet of Nori on top of the sushi mat. Then take a nice sized ball of rice and place that on top of the Nori.
Press and spread out the rice so it covers the entire sheet of Nori.
If you want the rice on the outside of the roll, then flip the entire thing over (rice is now facing down on the mat). If you want the Nori on the outside, leave the rice facing up.
Spoon the tuna close to the edge, in a line, across the bottom.
Now add in the veggies (and avacado which is technically a fruit).
Time to roll (those are my husband’s hands)!
Follow any sushi rolling instructions you like.
When you are done, it should look something like this.
Either slice into sushi rolls right now to eat, or wrap the entire log up in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for the morning when lunches need to be packed. Slice before packing for lunch! This made three log rolls (can be portioned up to 8 pieces of sushi each).
We often find ourselves running from activity to activity during the school year. These would be the perfect on-the-go food, as well!
If you would like to see other recipes, head on over to Bumblebee’s recipe page.
What do you make with Tuna?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.