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Honey Sesame Tuna
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Honey Sesame Tuna with Green Beans & Jasmine Rice

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3


  • 1 lb. Tuna Steaks or Medallions
  • 4 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional for heat
  • 2 Tablespoons of canola or olive oil
  • 1 bag Green Beans
  • 1 package Prepared Jasmine Rice or 2 packages
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds and lime wedges for garnish optional


  • Pat dry and place Tuna in zip lock bag.
  • In a small bowl mix soy sauce, Toasted Sesame Oil, Honey, Salt, Pepper & Cayenne pepper (optional) until the honey is fully dissolved. Save 3 tablespoons for later but pour the rest into the zip lock bag with the tuna. Can marinate tuna overnight or just 10 minutes in the fridge is fine.
  • In a medium skillet over medium to high heat (wait until skillet is hot) add canola/olive oil and then sear the tuna for 2 minutes on each side depending on thickness to achieve medium rare center. Pull tuna and place on cutting board
  • Steam or microwave the green beans
  • Steam or microwave the jasmine rice
  • Slice the tuna into ¼ inch slices while the beans and rice are cooking.
  • On serving platter or individual plates lay down rice and place sliced tuna on top. Garnish with sesame seeds and lime as option but then drizzle the 3 tablespoons of the saved sauce over the tuna, rice and green beans.