Brown rice and tuna salad


  1. 1 cup brown rice, cooked
  2. 1 pc. bell pepper or tomato, chopped
  3. 1/2 pc. cucumber, deseeded, chopped
  4. 1 clove garlic, minced
  5. 1/2 onion, small, finely chopped
  6. Handful dried fruit / pineapple tidbits, drained
  7. Handful lettuce
  8. Protein & Spices
  9. 1/2 can chunky tuna in water/brine, drained
  10. Handful chopped walnuts
  11. 1/8 cup lemon / lime juice
  12. Dash salt, to taste (garlic salt is ok too)
  13. Dash paprika or cayenne, to taste
  14. Dash olive oil, to taste
  15. Dash honey, to taste
  16. Optional
  17. 1 tbsp mayo-less egg salad (check my cookpad page for recipe)OR
  18. 1 tbsp hummus


  1. Wash and cook brown rice according to package instruction.

  2. Prepare your bell peppers, onion, and garlic: wash, slice, chop and place them all on a big bowl. [You also have to option to quick fry your onion and garlic if you like, before mixing them with other ingredients]

  3. On the same bowl, add in all the specified protein and spices [and the optional ingredients you fancy]. Set aside and cover while waiting for rice to cook.

  4. Wash your lettuce, then dry, and cut them into bite sizes by hands. Transfer 1 serving of lettuce on a serving bowl and set aside. Keep leftover lettuce on a ziplock bag and store in fridge. Note: Using a knife to cut lettuce makes lettuce taste bitter. Strange but true, based from experience.

  5. Soon as the brown rice is cooked. Take 1 cup rice. Add them to the bowl of quickly marinated veggies (w/o lettuce). Mix them well.

  6. For 1 serve, transfer 1/2 cup brown rice mixture on the serving bowl with lettuce and stir them a bit. Garnish with extra chopped walnuts or dried fruit if you want.

  7. Keep the brown rice mix leftovers on a container then store in fridge. And it would taste even better the next day! If the leftover mixture has cooled down, you can mix-in the lettuce before storing the meal in fridge. Or alternatively, just bring a ziplock of lettuce with your packed brown rice and mix them upon consumption. Enjoy!

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