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. 

Simple Rice and Vegetables

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.