Healthier Crispy Rice with Tuna | Make Restaurant Food at Home | Gluten free appetizers

Woohoo! These healthier crispy rice tuna’s came out fantastic.

@daryls15 and I started cooking LIVE during the pandemic. But haven’t cooked together in a while! This was such a wonderful reunion. We used a really great recipe thanks to @rachlmansfield .

It came out great and I’ll be saving this recipe to make in the future. Thank you @daryls15 and @matt.hacker.184 for cooking with me! 🤗🍣
Healthier Crispy Rice Recipe!

Prep Time: 3 hours – overnight
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 41 minute
Yield: Makes about 20 pieces 1x


  • 1 cup short grain rice or sushi rice ( I used calrose)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 lb cooked crab sticks (or use sushi grade tuna or salmon!)
  • 3 tablespoons mayo
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons coconut aminos, soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced (I used Fresno chile)
  • Toasted sesame seeds to garnish


  • Place the sushi rice in a colander, rinse throughly and let it drain
  • Cook rice per instructions on package
  • While rice cooks, mix together rice vinegar, coconut sugar and salt in a small bowl
  • Transfer the rice to a large bowl then mix the vinegar mixture in the bowl
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper then spread the rice out across so it is about 1 inch high (or however thick you want it!)
  • Add the sheet to fridge to set for at least 3 hours. I like to do this overnight

  • Next prepare the fish topping but cutting the crab into smaller pieces then add in the mayo, hot sauce, coconut aminos and oil and store in fridge
  • Remove rice from fridge and slice the rice into 2 inch pieces
  • Thinly coat a large pan with oil and heat over medium/high
  • Gently add the rice squares to the pan and crisp until golden (don’t flip too soon or rice will come apart – I crisped bout 3-5 minutes on each side)
  • Drain on a wire rack or paper towel lined plate/tray
  • Top the crispy rice with the crab, jalapeño and sesame seeds and enjoy!

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