Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Red Panang Tuna Rice & Beans

In addition to feeding 2 - 4 people for less than 5 bucks, this recipe is full of fiber and whole grain goodness. It's one of those meals that feels so good in your tummy when you are done with it.

1 box Tuna in Red Panang Curry Sauce (from Trader Joe's)
1 package baby zuccini, or 2 - 3 grown zuccini
1/4 onion, diced
1 generous handful of baby spinach
1 - 2 cups cooked brown rice
1 can black beans, thoroughly drained and rinsed
Optional seasonings: sesame oil, chili oil, fish oil, soy sauce, garlic

Add onions to a hot frying pan with a small amount of oil (I prefer to spray the onions and pan with EVOO). Allow to sizzle for 10 - 20 seconds, then reduce heat to very low. Cook onions for about 5 minutes total, stirring occassionally.

Meanwhile, slice zuccinini into small 1/2 pieces. If using full size zuccini, cut lengthwise into quarters before slicing. Place in a bowl with about 1" water, microwave for 3 - 4 minutes until flesh starts to become transluscent.

Add panang tuna packet to hot onions, stir and break up large pieces of tuna. Add zuccini and cooked brown rice. Add seasoning as desired (I like a dash of sesame oil, chili oil, and soy sauce). Add the spinach last, stirring just long enough for the spinach to get slightly glossy.


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