Crispy Mini Rice Waffle with Ahi Tuna

For a swift and refreshing twist on classic sushi flavors, give this Crispy Rice Waffle with Tuna a try. It combines the cool, rich taste of sushi-grade tuna with the satisfying crunch of a crispy rice waffle, all enhanced with a hint of ponzu sauce for a uniquely tasty meal in under 10 minutes!

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Crispy Mini Rice Waffle with Ahi Tuna

Cooking time PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 7 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 5 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Sticky Rice Cup
  • ½ tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup sushi grade ahi tuna, diced
  • ¼ cup ponzu sauce
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds


  • Step 1

  • Preheat mini waffle maker. Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the rice, rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Mix well.

    Step 3

  • In another mixing bowl, combine tuna and ponzu sauce.

    Step 4

  • Spray waffle maker with non-stick spray. Spoon rice mixture into the waffle maker. Cook until light goes off.

    Step 5

  • Place waffle on a plate with tuna on top. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and serve.

    Recipe Tip

    Tuna can be substituted with salmon or shrimp.

A Sushi-Inspired Quick Fix

It can be hard to resist the exotic allure of sushi, but it’s even more tempting when you can create a sushi-inspired treat in just minutes with our innovative Minute® Sticky Rice Cups. Introducing the Crispy Rice Waffle with Tuna — a quick, delightful meal that’s perfect for any sushi lover looking for a unique and satisfying experience. All you need are a few simple ingredients and a mini waffle maker to transform our sticky rice into a crispy base topped with fresh, sushi-grade tuna and a drizzle of ponzu sauce.

This recipe is your new go-to if you’re craving something different yet familiar for lunch or a light dinner. The Minute® Sticky Rice Cups make preparation a breeze, ensuring you spend less time cooking and more time enjoying. With their perfect texture and portion size, they provide a foolproof foundation for the crispy waffle, allowing the flavors of the tuna and ponzu to shine through beautifully.

Elevate Your Snack Game

Why stop at tuna? The versatility of our Sticky Rice Cups opens up a world of possibilities for topping variations. Try swapping out tuna for salmon or shrimp, or get creative with vegetarian options like avocado and cucumber. Each variation promises a gourmet snack experience that’s both quick and easy. 

This dish isn’t just a meal; it’s an invitation to play with flavors and impress your palate every single time. Whether you’re a sushi enthusiast or just looking for a novel meal to spice up your routine, the Crispy Rice Waffle with Tuna is sure to captivate and satisfy.

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