Italian tuna and brown rice salad is wonderful, easy lunch using basic pantry items such as tuna, brown rice, capers and good quality chopped olives plus some frozen mixed vegetables and fresh lemon juice.
2cans(4 oz each drained Italian premium yellowfin canned tuna in oil, drained)
1cupcooked and cooled brown rice
8ozfrozen classic mixed vegetables(Bird's Eye cooked and cooled)
1/4cupgood quality sliced black olives
2tbspdrained capers(plus 1 tbsp of the brine)
1/4cupchopped red bell pepper
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2tbspolive oil(I used from the can)
Drain the tuna well reserving the oil and set the oil aside.
In a large work bowl, combine the rice, drained tuna, vegetables, black olives, capers and bell pepper.
Pour 1 tablespoon of the brine from the capers into the bowl along with the juice of 1/2 lemon and 1/2 tablespoon of the oil and toss well.