Quick and easy, this rice and tuna dish made with Mahatma® Jasmine Rice is tossed in a simple homemade tomato sauce accented with a little cayenne for a spicy kick.
Cook rice according to package directions.
Heat oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Cook onion, red bell pepper, garlic, thyme, paprika, salt, pepper and cayenne for 5 to 8 minutes or until softened. Stir in diced tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until flavors marry.
Stir in tuna and peas. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until tuna is heated through and peas are cooked.
Toss together rice and tuna mixture. Toss in lemon juice and parsley.
Substitute thyme with fresh oregano or ½ tsp dried oregano.
One of the best ways to prepare your meals is to plan ahead so that you always have something on hand when you need it! The best part about this recipe is that you probably have everything already on your shelf like oil-packed tuna, diced tomatoes, dried or fresh herbs and of course Mahatma® Jasmine Rice.
Make sure to add these ingredients to the shopping list so you always have a delicious meal that you can prepare in 35 minutes from start to finish, ready to go.
If you love how this recipe sounds, but you’re looking for something vegetarian, you’ll want to take a look at this spiced tomato Jollof Rice recipe.
Now let’s talk about how easy this recipe is to prepare. Ready in just 35 minutes, you can even get the family to help with chopping vegetables, washing dishes or measuring.
First, cook your rice in water or a delicious chicken, beef or veggie broth. Pro tip: Keep bouillon cubes on hand for a bit of extra flavor when you don’t have broth. Just toss them in with water and heat to dissolve.
While your rice is cooking, start on your tomato sauce by sauteing the vegetables and herbs. After about 5 to 8 minutes, add in your canned diced tomatoes. Feel free to substitute freshly chopped tomatoes here, but you may need to add a pinch of salt and a few minutes to the cook time to let them release their juices.
Once the flavors have had time to really come together in the pan, add in your favorite oil or water-packed tuna with the peas. Top with a bit of lemon juice and parsley.
Now is the time to plate and enjoy a delicious main or side dish!