I love this “college student” recipe because you can use up whatever veggies you have remaining in your freezer — anything works. As a side note, I love frozen veggies because they’re always ready and fresh. They never spoil. It’s a great “cheat” in cooking.
- 2 cups of cooked brown rice
- 2 cups of veggies (in the photo, I had lima beans)
- 2 TBSP of light soy sauce
- 1 can of tuna, drained (I always buy the tuna in water, not oil)
- Salt & pepper
- 1 TBSP chopped walnuts (OPT)
Cook your rice according to your package directions. Mine was 1 cup of water (or broth) for 1/2 cup of brown rice. Heat the water and rice until it boils, then reduce to a simmer with a lid. Then let sit for 30-40 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
But you can buy minute rice or even rice in microwaveable bags that take only a couple of minutes to heat.
Once I removed the rice from the heat to sit for 10 minutes, I combined the other ingredients. Mix and enjoy.
It’s super simple and really healthy. It’s also very filling. And to eat the leftovers, it doesn’t have to be re-heated. It’s quite yummy cold.
Besides changing the vegetables, you can also add chicken, beef, or pork instead of the can of tuna.