Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is an original recipe given to me by a Japanese cook who worked for a family on Nob Hill in San Francisco. I have made this regularly for potlucks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook rice in rice cooker according to rice cooker directions.
  2. After rice is cooked, spread hot rice over entire 15 inch platter.
  3. While rice is still hot, sprinkle with salt.
  4. Add mayonnaise and mix and spread again on entire platter, pat with back of spatula to flatten rice mixture.
  5. Sprinkle curry powder and black pepper evenly over rice.
  6. Drain canned tuna and spread evenly over spices and rice.
  7. Place celery, parsley, and green onions over the tuna.
  8. Lastly, place a rim of lettuce around the entire rim of the platter, about 3 inches wide.
  9. Serve when cooled.
  10. Do not refrigerate the rice salad since the rice becomes hardened; instead eat the salad a few hours after it is made.