This savory Arroz con Atun, or rice with tuna, is prepared in an Instant Pot for a convenient and satisfying meal made with quality Mahatma® Organic Brown Rice.
With the lid off, set Instant Pot to Sauté and set on High Temperature. Heat oil in the inner pot of Instant Pot; cook onion, carrots, red pepper, jalapeño, garlic, chili powder, cumin and chili flakes for 4 to 6 minutes or until slightly softened. Season with salt and pepper.
Stir in tomato paste; cook for 1 minute. Slowly stir in vegetable broth. Stir in brown rice, tomatoes and olives. Turn Saute function off.
Close lid and lock to seal. Set Pressure Cook function to High Heat for 20 minutes. Carefully manually release the pressure according to the manufacturer’s instructions before removing lid.
With lid off, Select Saute and then set to Medium Heat. Stir in peas and tuna. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through.
Garnish with parsley. Top with bean sprouts before serving.
Serve with lemon or lime wedges if desired.
For meal simplicity, prepare your dinner in an Instant Pot. While it’s not required, it makes this dish all the simpler! Start by sautéeing a base of vegetables, olives and seasonings for your brown rice to absorb along with vegetable broth when cooked. If you’re craving a bit more seafood flavor, swap in fish broth.
After your rice is fluffy and flavorful, then add in canned tuna and peas for a dish that’s ready in just 35 minutes.
Adding in canned tuna is a simple way to get more protein into your meals, whenever you need it. It cuts out the hassle of defrosting meat you’ve frozen or ensuring you use up fresh meat before it goes bad.
We suggest always having a few cans of tuna, tomato and your favorite rice variety and you’ve got a meal! Try any of these other dishes using the same pantry staples reinvented:
If you prefer, swap in Mahatma® Organic White Rice