There’s a good reason that a tuna and rice meal will help hold off hunger. The protein content is very high, yes even the canned tuna. Protein evens out your blood sugar and keeps you from getting those hunger spikes as your blood sugar drops. Two other important nutrients taken in while eating tuna is vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids. This advice is intended for non-diabetics as I am not a doctor. If you are diabetic, I suggest asking your nutritionist the benefits of tuna. Rice is a good source of the B vitamins which among other benefits are known to give your body energy. That’s why I picked this Tuna and Rice meal as a lunch dish. This recipe really makes for a good middle of the day meal.
Jenn’s Favorite Tuna and Rice Meal
1 cup of Rice- Use whatever rice you prefer, if using white rice, the quick five minute rice is easiest and works best. You can just as easily use brown rice (healthier) or packaged flavored rice.
2 cans of tuna, preferably in water, drained.
1/4 Tsp. garlic
1/4 Tsp. onion
1/4 Tsp. cayenne seasoning
1) Cook rice as directed on the package.
2) Add tuna and seasonings.
3) Stir continuously so rice does not stick.
4) Remove from heat when the Tuna is at the temperature you prefer.
As you can see this tuna rice recipe is very simple and can easily be thrown together for your lunch. Many offices now have a “kitchen” for lunch time and normally is equipped with a microwave if you prefer this meal warm. This would be a perfect meal to pack into Tupperware and bring along for your lunch during the workday. It is filling and continues to keep your hunger at bay because of the protein content, and gives you energy from the B vitamins from the rice. These qualities make it a great workday lunch to keep your energy level up during that last half of the day.