Cook brown rice according to package directions; let cool completely.
Mix together rice, tuna, eggs, parsley, chives, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Divide into 8 portions; shape into 1/2-inch-thick patties.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet; in two batches, cook patties for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown and heated through.
In a blender, purée avocado, mayonnaise, lime juice and salt until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
In large bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Just before serving, add arugula to bowl; toss well.
Serve Brown Rice Tuna Patties with Avocado Mayo and Arugula Salad.
Substitute mixed greens, spinach, or chopped romaine lettuce for arugula.
One of the best parts about these simple and tasty tuna and brown rice patties is that they’re made with ingredients you probably already have on your shelf! Save them to keep for your list of easy recipes with pantry staples. Using canned tuna, brown rice, seasonings and eggs you’ve got a meal ready in no time.
Pair with a simple side salad that can be adjusted to what you have in your fridge like romaine, spinach or any other leafy green. The dressing can also be adjusted to preference using any number of homemade dressings and vinaigrettes.
If you’re looking for fun meals that you can get the whole family involved in preparing, this dish is a great example of recipes to cook with kids. Divide the steps up into tasks like gathering ingredients, mixing, and with clean hands, forming the patties.
If you have difficulty with picky eaters, adjust the seasonings as necessary and pair with avocado mayo or another sauce of choice for younger family members.