Tuna and Bean Pesto Rice Bowl

With canned white beans, basil pesto, arugula, tuna and savory yellow rice, this rice salad bowl delivers great Italian flavors in minutes.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Yellow Rice
  • 1 pouch single-serving tuna
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup canned white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 tsp basil pesto
  • 2 tbsp Italian vinaigrette
Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings
SERVES 1
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Yellow Rice
  • 1 pouch single-serving tuna
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup canned white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 tsp basil pesto
  • 2 tbsp Italian vinaigrette

Instructions

  • 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.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Toss together tuna, arugula, beans and pesto. Serve rice in a bowl topped with tuna mixture. Drizzle with Italian vinaigrette.

    Ingredient Substitutions

    Substitute sun-dried tomato or olive pesto for basil pesto.

Hearty and Original

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.

Convenient Flavor

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.

Try it out in any of these tasty and quick rice bowls:
Pesto: Pesto Shrimp and Rice Bowl
Hummus: Spicy Hummus Rice Bowl
Chimichurri: Chimichurri Tuna Salad
Tandoori: Tandoori Rice Bowl