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Recipe: Spicy Tuna Wrap

May 08, 2018

Yield: 4 servings

Servings: 4

Active Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Total Time (mins): 25

Recipe Description:

These tuna wraps were inspired by spicy tuna sushi rolls. We love how they taste with peppery watercress, but other greens, such as arugula, romaine, escarole or even radish sprouts, would taste great in the filling. If you want to play on the sushi inspiration, stir some wasabi into the soy sauce for dipping and serve with pickled ginger. Serve with sliced cucumbers and slivered red onions tossed with rice vinegar, a little oil and a pinch of salt.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 5- to 6-ounce cans chunk light tuna, drained
  • 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, such as Sriracha
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice, cooled
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 4 10-inch whole-grain wraps
  • 3 cups watercress leaves
  • 1 ripe avocado, cut into 16 slices
  • 1 small carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • Reduced-sodium soy sauce for dipping (optional)

Recipe Steps:

  1. Combine tuna, mayonnaise, hot sauce and scallion in a medium bowl. Combine rice and vinegar in a small bowl.
  2. Spread one-fourth of the tuna mixture over a wrap. Top with 1/2 cup rice, 3/4 cup watercress, 4 avocado slices and one-fourth of the carrot matchsticks. Roll up and cut the wrap in quarters or in half. Repeat with the remaining filling and wraps. Serve with soy sauce for dipping, if desired.

Recipe Tips & Notes:

  • Notes: Chunk light tuna, like all fish and shellfish, contains some mercury. According to the FDA and EPA, women who are or might become pregnant, nursing mothers and young children should limit their consumption to 12 ounces a week of fish with lower mercury, including canned “light” tuna. Consumption of albacore tuna (which is labeled “white”) should be limited to no more than 6 ounces a week. And, if you’re looking for an environmentally sustainable canned tuna option, check the label—tuna that was caught by troll or pole-and-line is considered the best choice, according to Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program. Or look for the blue Certified Sustainable Seafood label from the Marine Stewardship Council.
  • Sriracha, a Thai chile sauce, can be found in the Asian section of many large supermarkets and at Asian markets.
  • Tip: To cook brown rice, bring 2 cups water and 1 cup brown rice to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer at the lowest bubble until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender, about 40 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Makes about 2 cups. Or, to save time, prepare 2 cups instant brown rice according to package directions.

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 515 calories; 17 g fat (4 g sat, 6 g mono); 17 mg cholesterol; 71 g carbohydrate; 2 g added sugars; 4 g total sugars; 21 g protein; 9 g fiber; 869 mg sodium; 502 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (57% daily value), Vitamin C (28% dv), Magnesium (19% dv)


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