Black Rice, Quinoa and Tuna Bowl

  • Difficulty: Ultra Basic
  • 30 minutes
  • 2 servings

Although less popular than regular rice, black rice has an impressive amount of health benefits ranging from protecting your heart to detoxifying your body. In fact, centuries ago in Asia, it was reserved only for Chinese royalty. So, test it tonight, in this healthy and delicious bowl, with tuna, avocado, quinoa, and a few veggies!

Ingredients Needed for Black Rice, Quinoa and Tuna Bowl

    ½ cup black rice
    ½ cup quinoa
    ½ carrot
    ½ cucumber
    1 teaspoon rice vinegar
    5 ounces of canned tuna in oil
    1 avocado, sliced
    1 tablespoon white sesame seeds

How to Make Black Rice, Quinoa and Tuna Bowl

  1. Add water in a saucepan, place it over medium heat and bring it to a boil.
  2. Add the black rice and cook it according to the instructions on the package.
  3. In the meantime, add water in a separate saucepan, place it on the heated stove, bring it to a boil and add the quinoa.
  4. The water-quinoa ratio should be 2:1. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Place the carrot and cucumber on a wooden board and slice them into thin sticks.
  6. When the quinoa is cooked strain the excess water, if necessary. Transfer the quinoa on a plate and pat it into an even layer. Set it aside for 20 minutes.
  7. Also strain the cooked rice, pat it into an even layer on a plate, and set it aside for 20 minutes.
  8. Transfer the cooked quinoa and black rice in a large salad bowl. Add rice vinegar and combine everything.
  9. Divide the quinoa and black rice in 2 separate bowls.
  10. Top each bowl with equal quantities of carrot and cucumber sticks, tuna, avocado, nori, and sesame seeds.

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