Savory Curry Rice and Tuna

November 9, 2021

by Sammi Lowe
Savory Curry Rice and Tuna

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Total Time: 65 Minutes

Author: Laura Enssle

Skill Level: Easy/Medium

Keyword: one-pot, Curry

Cuisine: Indian


  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 onion, diced small
  • 1 carrot, in thin half moons
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 Tbsp curry paste (yellow is best)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 5oz cans of tuna, drained

We love one-pot meals! This savory rice dish has spices and aromas inspired from Indian cuisine and give the rice a beautiful vibrant color. The brown rice, tuna and beans makes this a nutrient packed protein dish, but you can skip the tuna if you prefer a plant-based diet. Perfect for a quick dinner idea or easy enough to make for a large potluck.

How to Make Savory Curry Rice and Tuna

  1. Heat a large soup pot with the cooking oil on medium high heat.
  2. Add the onions and carrot to the pot with a pinch of salt. Cook until the onions start to soften, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the brown rice, turmeric and curry paste to the onions and carrots. Stir to coat the rice with the spices and oil.
  4. Add 1 cup of water. Stir to dissolve the spices. Add the rest of the water and lemon juice.
  5. Let the water come to a boil, then turn down the heat to low. Cover the pot and let it simmer for 40 minutes, or until the rice is done.
  6. Fluff the rice gently with a fork. Fold in white beans, green beans and tuna. Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper.