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How to Make Tuna Lemon Caper Fried Rice

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Make tuna lemon caper fried rice at home with this easy-to-follow recipe.

Make tuna lemon caper fried rice at home with this easy-to-follow recipe.

Tuna Fried Rice With Lemons and Capers

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 a bush's small flower buds that typically grow 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

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

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 timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

10 min

15 min

Serves two to three people

Instructions

  1. Separate tuna flakes and oil. Set aside.
  2. Saute onion in tuna oil until it's 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.

Tips and Techniques

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

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The finished product: tuna lemon capers fried rice with fried onions on top

The finished product: tuna lemon capers fried rice with fried onions on top

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