Italian Tuna and Brown Rice Salad Recipe

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Theodore Published: January 12, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Italian Tuna and Brown Rice Salad

Rice on a salad? Jump in this Italian dish of Tuna Brown Rice Salad – an easy recipe resulting in a tasty bowl that also comes with veggies and capers!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 2cansItalian premium yellowfin canned tuna in oil,drained
  • 1cupbrown rice,cooked and cooled
  • 8ozfrozen classic mixed vegetables,Bird’s Eye cooked and cooled
  • ¼cupblack olives,good quality sliced
  • 2tbspcapers,drained, plus 1 tbsp of the brine
  • ¼cupred bell pepper,chopped
  • ½lemon juice
  • ½tbspolive oil


  1. Drain the tuna well reserving the oil and set the oil aside.

  2. In a large work bowl, combine the rice, drained tuna, vegetables, black olives, capers, and bell pepper.

  3. Pour 1 tablespoon of the brine from the capers into the bowl along with the juice of ½ of lemon and ½ tablespoon of the oil and toss well.


  • Calories: 398.80kcal
  • Fat: 11.10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.96g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.89g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.26g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.14g
  • Fiber: 3.94g
  • Sugar: 1.93g
  • Protein: 30.22g
  • Cholesterol: 15.39mg
  • Sodium: 642.09mg
  • Calcium: 52.24mg
  • Potassium: 497.52mg
  • Iron: 3.04mg
  • Vitamin A: 366.82µg
  • Vitamin C: 17.31mg
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