Loaded with fresh veggies, tangy capers, and a zesty, homemade dressing, this Tuna and Rice Salad is sure to be one that your family will love.
Cook rice according to package directions; cool completely.
Whisk together mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper until blended.
Toss together rice, tuna, dressing, tomatoes, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, green onions, capers, and ¼ cup parsley until well combined. Garnish with remaining parsley.
To cool the rice quickly, spread out on a baking tray.
We love recipes that make use of ingredients you are already likely to have in your kitchen. Canned or packaged tuna is a product that many pantries keep a steady stock of because it is a quick and versatile ingredient that can be used in many different ways, as well as being a great source of protein.
If tuna is something you regularly keep in stock, give this tasty recipe a try! Not only is it quick and simple, but it’s a great way to incorporate a good dose of veggies that can sometimes be hard to sneak in when you’ve got picky eaters at home. With a zesty dressing made from mayonnaise, lemon, olive oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic and made with fluffy Mahatma® White Rice, your family is sure to have a new favorite salad after trying this one.
If you’ve got 20 minutes and a few chopping skills, you’ve got yourself a tasty lunch or dinner. It doesn’t get much easier than this. Simply prepare the rice according to package instructions and set aside.
Prepare the dressing by whisking the mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, and all remaining dressing ingredients until well-blended. Remember this step as this tasty dressing is a delicious option for other salads, too!
Now mix the salad components and top it off with your freshly made dressing. You won’t believe the delicious, complementing flavors coming from such a simple dish.
And if you find that your family enjoys this dish and you still have some cans of tuna in your pantry, give this tasty Canned Tuna Puff Casserole a try for another flavorful dinner option using white rice or Jasmine Thai Rice that everybody is sure to love. You can also use that canned tuna to top one of your favorite recipes like Homemade Mexican Rice or Vegetable Paella for a bit of added protein. Looking for a dessert idea? Try our arroz con leche Mexican recipe.