Cook rice according to package directions; let cool completely.
Mix together brown 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.
Stocking up on a few pantry goods like canned tuna and Carolina® Rice varieties can be the answer to solving mealtime stress! Combining with eggs, lemon and seasonings from your spice rack, you’ve got something tasty in no time. Try your hand at these simple patties or try another quick recipe like a Canned Tuna and Rice Salad or an Instant Pot Arroz con Atun (rice with tuna) using broth, frozen peas and Carolina® Organic Brown Rice.
One of the best things about this meal is that you can get the entire family involved. Divide up the tasks such as getting and gathering ingredients, mixing and forming all of the tuna and rice patties to be cooked. It’s a great meal option to add to your list of recipes to make with kids.
Adjust the seasonings to preference for any picky eaters at home or let your kids get creative and try a new sauce blend with a bit of inspiration from these homemade sauces and vinaigrettes.