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Easy Tuna Gimbap – 참치 김밥

Delicious and easy seaweed rolls with tuna and vegetables. Tuna gimbap is a popular snack in Korea and is often prepared for picnic, lunch boxes and so on.

Ingredients for 2 people (4 rolls)


ingredients tuna kimbap


– 160 grams ( 2 cups) sticky white rice

– 4 sheets of seaweed paper (kim – 김)

– 1 carrot

– 1/2 cucumber

– 1/2 yellow radish cut in length

– 1 can of tuna in olive oil

– 1 spoon mayonnaise

– 1 teaspoon of salt

– 1 teaspoon sesame oil

– 1 teaspoon roasted sesame seeds

You will need a bamboo mat to roll your gimbap!


  1. Cook the steamed rice, let it cool down and mix with a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of sesame oil
  1. Slice all vegetables (carrot, cucumber and radish) of around the same length of the seaweed sheet. Stir fry the carrot for a few minutes to make it softer
  1. Drain the excess of oil from the tuna. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise and tuna.
  1. Now we start creating our first roll: Place the sheet of seaweed paper on the bamboo mat and spread a layer of cooked rice on it

kimbap rice


  1. Place 2 teaspoons of tuna and add the vegetable strips

kimbap tuna with vegetables

  1. Roll it up using the bamboo mat applying a gentle pressure. Use a few drops of sesame oil to close to roll


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  1. Using a sharp knife cut in 1 inch (2/3 cm) slices. Sprinkle sesame seeds and repeat the previous steps for the other rolls. Enjoy!


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