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Simple Tuna Fried Rice

Spicy tuna fried rice with canned tuna, eggs, and vegetables. A simple and delicious meal that’s ready in about 20 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword fried rice tuna egg, fried rice with tuna, tuna egg fried rice, tuna fried rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 357kcal
Author Adina


  • Wok or large frying pan


  • 3 cups cooked rice day old, about 350 g/ 12 oz, Notes 12, 3
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • ½ cup carrots diced, about 50 g/ 1.8 oz
  • ½ cup corn canned, about 50 g/ 1.8 oz
  • 1 onion small, finely chopped
  • 1 can tuna Notes 4, 5
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 small bunch of parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds roasted


  • Prepare vegetables: Chop the onions finely, peel and dice the carrots, and drain the canned corn. Set aside.
  • Cook eggs: Whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper in a small bowl. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a wok or large pan. Cook the eggs until set yet slightly undercooked; they should not be completely dry. Remove them from the pan.
  • Cook vegetables: Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan. Cook the vegetables on medium-high heat for about 2 minutes.
  • Fry rice: Add the cooked rice, soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil, pepper, and drained tuna. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes or until the rice and tuna are hot.
  • Adjust the taste if necessary. Gently fold in the chopped scrambled eggs.
  • Stir in the chopped green onions and parsley. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve immediately.


  1. Long-grain white rice, Basmati, or Jasmine rice are all great.
  2. The rice should be cooked one day in advance and chilled.
  3. To get 3 cups of cooked rice, you will need to cook about 1 ⅓ cups of rice.
  4. Cans of tuna often differ in size. You will need about 150-200 g of drained tuna; a little more or less is ok.
  5. You can use tuna in brine or tuna in oil.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1023mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3027IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg