Rice Salad with Tuna, Capers, and Herbs

Rice Salad with Tuna, Capers, and Herbs
Staff Writer
Cindy’s Table

This is a delicious salad that is flexible enough to substitute with spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles — pretty much anything that fits your diet. 

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4
Servings
259
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Note: You can also use can tuna for this recipe. Just drain then use a fork to separate into small pieces.

Ingredients

  • Two  4-ounce pieces fresh tuna
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • 2  Cups  cooked rice
  • 1/4  Cup  fresh lemon juice or white-wine vinegar
  • green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2  Tablespoons  capers, drained
  • 1/2  Cup  chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2  Cup  chopped basil, plus whole leaves for garnish
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Take each piece of tuna and drizzle with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper on each side.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Sear the tuna on each side until medium-rare, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from the heat and set on a clean cutting board. When cool enough to handle, cut into small pieces. 

In a large serving bowl, add the tuna, rice, lemon juice or white-wine vinegar, capers, green scallions, parsley, basil, and toss together. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and drizzle with a little olive oil. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve. 

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
45g
35%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
11µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
63mg
6%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
64mg
20%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
200mg
29%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
510mg
34%
Water
108g
4%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Rice Shopping Tip

Rice is enjoyed in almost all cuisines and is readily available globally. For a simple side dish to any meat or vegetable entrée, rice is a great complement.

Rice Cooking Tip

Be sure you are using the correct type of rice needed to obtain the result you are looking for. Long grain rice stays fluffy and individual while shorter grain rice is starchier. Also, rinse all rice before use.

Rice Wine Pairing

Tempranillo or other light Spanish red wine types with paella, even seafood paella. Various other wines depending on what rice is cooked with; see Pasta Recipes and other individual food types.

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