Char-grilled vegie and tuna rice

This rice salad is healthy, delicious and easy to make. It also makes a fantastic packed lunch.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Char-grilled vegie and tuna rice
  • 1 medium green capsicum, thickly sliced
  • 1 bunch asparagus, halved crosswise
  • 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 250 gram packet microwave long-grain brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 100 gram baby spinach leaves
  • 510 gram can tuna in spring water, drained, flaked


Char-grilled vegie and tuna rice
  • 1
    Preheat a large char-grill pan or barbecue grill over high heat. Char-grill vegetables, in batches, for 2 minutes each side or until just soft. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, prepare rice as packet directs.
  • 3
    Whisk zest, juice, oil and garlic in a small jug. Season. Add rice, spinach, tuna and dressing to vegetables; gently toss to combine. Season. Serve.


You could use canned pink salmon instead of tuna.