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Mediterranean rice salad : tuna, olive, sun-dried tomatoes and lemon

Let's make a rice salad : add some tuna, sun-dried tomatoes and olives to add a Mediterranean touch to it !
Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
10 min
Very Easy

Video

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Ingredients

2

Preparation

  • Follow the package instructions to cook the rice and drain it when it is al dente. Leave to cool down on a tray or a cool water bath.
  • Prepare all the ingredients :
    - Drain the tuna and crumble it,
    - Cut the black olives into rings,
    - Wash the lemon and remove the zests,
    - Drain the sun-dried tomatoes and cut them into small slices.
  • Transfer the rice into a large bowl when it's cold. Add the tuna, the olives and sun-dried tomatoes. Mix well.
  • Pour the olive oil, then add the lemon zests. Mix well until combined.
  • Add some salt if you want, and decorate with some fresh basil leaves ! There you are, your salad is ready !

Observations:

Can I add more lemon to the salad ?
You can add more lemon zest to decorate your plate and add extra lemon taste to your salad !

How long does rice salad last in the fridge?
You can keep your salad for some days in the fridge in a airtight container, or wrapped with plastic foil.

What can i add in a Mediterranean salad ?
If you want to add a crunchy touch to your salad, you can add some grilled almonds to it !

How to cool down rice to make rice salad ?
Don't refresh it under cold water, it will be sticky. Put it on a tray or in a cool water bath : put some ice cubes in a large bowl and add a bowl into it. Put the rice in the bowl and leave to cool down.

Which type of rice is best for a salad ?
We used parboiled rice. It will keep its texture !

Can I add mayonnaise to the rice salad ?
Don't add mayonnaise to this salad, it will alter the taste of the garnish.

Photos

Mediterranean rice salad : tuna, olive, sun-dried tomatoes and lemon, photo 1
Mediterranean rice salad : tuna, olive, sun-dried tomatoes and lemon, photo 2
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