How to Make Tuna Lemon Caper Fried Rice

Updated on August 1, 2019
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how to make tuna lemon caper fried rice
how to make tuna lemon caper fried rice | Source

Before we discuss the recipe, let us first familiarize ourselves with the ingredients. Everybody knows what tuna and lemon are, but what about capers? Capers are the small flower buds of a bush that typically grows in the Mediterranean. After the buds are picked, they are commonly preserved in vinegar or salt.

Now that we've discussed capers, let's talk about this particular recipe. Tuna, lemon, and capers are the three primary ingredients in a popular pasta dish; however, I decided to create a rice version. Learn how to make this satisfying fried rice with tuna, lemon, and capers, which takes only 15 minutes to prepare.

ingredients for tuna lemon capers fried rice recipe
ingredients for tuna lemon capers fried rice recipe | Source

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rice, leftover
  • 3/4 to 1 cup tuna flakes in oil, canned
  • 2 tablespoons capers in vinegar, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
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utensils for chopping the ingredients for the tuna lemon capers fried rice
utensils for chopping the ingredients for the tuna lemon capers fried rice | Source
utensils for cooking the ingredients
utensils for cooking the ingredients | Source

Utensils

For Preparing the Ingredients:

  • 2 medium bowls
  • 4 small bowls
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife

For Cooking the Dish:

  • pan
  • slotted spatula

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves two to three people

Instructions

  1. Separate tuna flakes and oil. Set aside.
  2. Saute onion in tuna oil until translucent.
  3. Add cooked rice. Stir until well blended.
  4. Just before the rice is thoroughly cooked, add the remaining ingredients.
  5. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve while still hot.

Tuna Lemon Caper Fried Rice Step-by-Step Procedure

Tips and Techniques

  1. Make use of leftover or a day-old fluffy rice to give a better texture.
  2. Replace capers in vinegar with capers in salted brine.
  3. Adjust the amount of lemon if preferred.
  4. Change lemon juice to any similar citrus juice if the latter isn't available.
  5. Use the juice of any citrus fruit to balance the taste of any fish.
  6. Be careful about how much salt you add, as the tuna in oil is already salted.

Finished Product

tuna lemon capers fried rice with fried onions on top
tuna lemon capers fried rice with fried onions on top | Source

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Travel Chef 

        15 months ago from California

        Hello Eman,

        It is absolutely delicious easy recipe. Something you can easily try making at home! Thanks for visiting!

      • Emmy ali profile image

        Eman Abdallah Kamel 

        15 months ago from Egypt

        It looks delicious and easy to make.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Travel Chef 

        15 months ago from California

        Hi Mary,

        I agree with you. It's absolutely an easy way to enjoy your favorite ingredients. Hope you will try it at home! Have a good day!

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        Mary Norton 

        15 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thanks for this. This is another side dish I can prepare easily and enjoy as I love all the ingredients.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Travel Chef 

        15 months ago from California

        Hello Ethel,

        The tuna oil is really tasty, rather than throwing it, I added it into the dish to make it more flavorful. Maybe you can try this one too at your home. I can guarantee that it's very easy to make. Good Day!

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        Ethel Smith 

        15 months ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

        Sounds good. Like the idea of using the tuna oil too

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Travel Chef 

        15 months ago from California

        Hi Pamela,

        I do love tuna too, absolutely one of my favorites! What I like about is I can pair it up with anything I want like bread, rice or pasta. Thanks for dropping by!

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        15 months ago from Sunny Florida

        This sounds delicious. I love tuna and I think I would like this rice version of your recipe. Thanks.

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