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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
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