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Okinawan Carrots julienned carrots with egg, tuna and green onions in a white bowl and some chopsticks

Okinawan Carrots

These carrots cooked Okinawan style are a flavor sensation! Just a handful of ingredients produces this yummy side which you won't be able to get enough of!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 people
Calories 232 kcal


  • 3 carrots medium to large sized
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 5 oz tuna canned tuna in oil - you will only use around ½ keep the rest to snack on!
  • salt pinch of
  • pepper pinch of
  • water for cooking the carrots
  • 1 green onion sliced for garnish


  • Peel and julienne your carrots. The finer your carrots are julienned, the quicker they will cook!
    Julienned carrots
  • Whisk one egg in a small bowl and leave it to the side.
  • Heat up a skillet to med-high. Pour the oil from the tuna can into the skillet and heat up.
  • Once the oil is heated, add your carrots. Stir fry for approximately 10 minutes or until softened. Add a bit of water here and there to help the carrots cook. You don't want it watery though, so if you add water be sure to let the water burn off.
  • Once the carrots are soft and pliable, add the ½ can of tuna, breaking it up and stir. Then add the soy sauce, sesame oil, and pinch of salt and pepper. Lastly, add in your whisked egg, and continue stirring until the egg is cooked.
  • Remove and serve immediately, garnished with green onion!


Eat this as a healthy and nutritious snack, or as a savory side dish to accompany any meal!  It's so good you won't want to stop eating it!  Enjoy this delicious taste of Okinawa!


Calories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 34gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 608mgPotassium: 623mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 15554IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Carrots, Stir fry
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