Sunday, June 26, 2011

Minute Meal Mondays

Hmmm, maybe I should change to title to "Minute Meal Moments" since I can't seem to do 2 Mondays in a row to save my life! lol! Today's recipe is quick, easy, light and fresh...perfect for summer. We all know we should eat fish, but if you're anything like me, you probably don't eat even close to enough...this is a great, tasty way to get more in. If you don't like tuna though, you could probably sub diced chicken breast and it would be good too.

1 can chunk light or chunk white tuna
1/2 a small zucchini
1/2 a small summer squash
1 small tomato
a small handful of baby carrots or one small carrot
1/2 cup of uncooked brown minute rice
1/2 a yellow, red, or orange pepper
a few table spoons of lemon juice or 1 whole lemon for juicing
dried or fresh basil
grapeseed or olive oil for sauteing

Start your rice, dice your veggies, swirl your pan once with grapeseed oil (approx 2 tablespoons.) Toss your veggies in all except for the tomatoes, and saute until tender...your rice should be done, so remove that from the heat and let it sit while you finish. Toss one can of drained tuna in with the veggies and your tomatoe, mix so that it's heated through, then add your lemon juice, stir to coat, then mix in your basil, if using fresh dice it thoroughly before adding. Fluff your brown rice, then place half your veggie mix on top...reserve the other half for another serving, or make double the brown rice to make enough for two, otherwise, put the rest in the fridge, it reheats well for lunch the next day, but make sure to make new rice. Reheating and eating left over rice can make you sick. Enjoy, and let me know if you try it and like it! :)


MommaofMany said...

Sounds great! Care if I share, giving credit and a link, of course?

Mrs.Haggie810 said...

Sorry! I just saw this! If you still want to share, PLEASE feel free! :D Thanks for stopping by!