Try this tasty and refreshing Canned Tuna and Rice Salad for the perfect filling and delicious meal during that warm summer weather days.
Cook rice according to package directions; cool completely.
For the zesty dressing, 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.
If you’re looking for a simple and delicious meal that’s loaded with flavor to share at your next summer dinner party or BBQ, this tasty Canned Tuna and Rice Salad is your dish. With a zesty dressing made from mayonnaise, lemon, olive oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic and loaded with fresh, bright vegetables like red and green bell pepper, onion, and tomato, this beautiful dish is not just visually impressive, but will please many taste buds, too!
While many all-veggie salads can leave you hungry soon after eating, salads like these are a great option because they offer a good dose of protein and filling grains by using canned or packaged tuna and of course, Carolina® White Rice or Carolina® Jasmine Rice. It’s easy to forget that delicious and nutritious meals can be quick and simple but, cooking can be kept cooking hassle-free and eating as enjoyable as ever.
Most people don’t buy just one can of tuna at a time when grocery shopping and for good reason, it’s a tasty source of protein that is so versatile and a great ingredient to use for quick and easy meals when life’s got you busy. If you are a fan of this Canned Tuna and Rice Salad and still have some tuna stocked in your pantry, give our Rice with Tomato and Canned Tuna dish a try! Loaded with spices, veggies, and Carolina® Jasmine Rice, this dish is a great option for lunch or dinner.