Tuna with Rice Pilaf


A simply delicious meal! Sure to make your kitchen smell amazing! This recipe is very versatile, as well. For example, you may find it easier to use lima beans instead of edamame. Also you could use a different type of fish if you don't like tuna. You could even use fresh herbs for a burst of flavor! Feel free to experiment. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided

  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)

  • 4 (4 ounce) tuna steaks

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 bulb shallots, peeled and chopped

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives

  • ¼ teaspoon grated orange zest

  • 1 tablespoon orange juice


  1. Place the rice and 2 cups water in a pot, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, and cook until tender. Season with thyme and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Gently stir into the cooked rice.

  3. Place the edamame in separate pot with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes, or until tender. Mix into the rice.

  4. Heat remaining olive oil in a skillet. Rub tuna with remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and salt. Place tuna in the skillet, and cook to desired doneness. Set aside, and keep warm.

  5. Place shallots in skillet. Increase heat to high, and pour in 3/4 cup water. Cook until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup, then stir in chives, orange zest and orange juice. Arrange fish over the rice and drizzle with the sauce to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

338 Calories
9g Fat
34g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 338
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 690mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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