With canned white beans, basil pesto, arugula, tuna and savory yellow rice, this rice salad bowl delivers great Italian flavors in minutes.
Our simple Tuna and Bean Pesto Rice Bowl hits the spot when you’re short on time and inspiration, but still want to savor a filling and fresh meal.
Prepare rice according to package directions.
Toss together tuna, arugula, beans and pesto. Serve rice in a bowl topped with tuna mixture. Drizzle with Italian vinaigrette.
Substitute sun-dried tomato or olive pesto for basil pesto.
Jazz up your average tuna salad with this Italian-inspired rice bowl. Made with pantry ingredients, it starts with a base of our Ready To Serve Yellow Rice topped with canned tuna and white beans. Then, give it a fresh crunch with arugula and an herb pesto sauce. Finally, drizzle with your favorite store-bought Italian vinaigrette for a finishing touch all put together in 10 minutes.
Keeping a few helpful pantry staples on hand like canned tuna, our Ready to Serve Rice and beans is always a great idea so that you’re never without a meal. Use them to create this recipe or get creative and learn how to make your own No Recipe Recipes.
Adding canned white beans to this tuna salad helps make it a more filling dish. Beans are incredibly versatile and, when combined with rice, create a complete protein, which helps to make this salad heartier to keep you feeling satisfied for longer.
Combining your rice bowls with flavorful store-bought sauces like basil pesto or sun-dried tomato red pesto provides a quick and easy way to add flavor. If you’re not a fan of pesto, try using other favorites like hummus, chimichurri or even tandoori sauce.