Easy Minced Tuna Soboro in a Food Processor

Easy Minced Tuna Soboro in a Food Processor

I used trimmings of tuna to make soboro crumbles.

Ingredients: 2 - 3 servings

Tuna trimmings
200 g
● Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon
● Sugar
1 tablespoon
●Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
● Mirin
1 tablespoon
To taste
Hot cooked rice
A bowlful for each serving
Shiso leaves (for topping, optional)
To taste
Poached egg (optional)
per person


1. Put the tuna trimmings and the ● ingredients in the food processor (for 10 to 15 seconds). The sinews are easily separated from the meat, so discard.
2. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan and place the minced tuna in with seasonings. Using a wooden spoon try to separate the grains of tuna until crumbly (into soboro) and cook through.
3. Add 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise (not listed) to the cooled soboro and mix well. Transfer onto the hot cooked rice in a bowl. Put poached eggs or shiso leaves on top. Serve.
4. You can make rice balls with this tuna soboro.
5. You can add this soboro to a rolled omelet.

Story Behind this Recipe

When I used a food processor to mince tuna trimmings, it was easy to separate the sinews from the meat. I used the minced trimmings to make soboro rice bowl and my children loved it. Since then, this has been a family favorite.