Super Easy Tuna Packet with Veggies and Rice

In an effort to get more of those Omega 3s into our diet and more fat and processed stuff out, I came up with this super easy meal tonight.  I don’t have a picture because it was dark by the time it was out of the oven and the lighting in my kitchen does not make for photogenic tuna.  Just trust me, it was beautiful.

4 Tuna steaks
2 Yellow squash julienned
2 Zucchini julienned
1 Yellow Pepper julienned
1 Orange Pepper julienned
1 Red Onion Sliced thin
Sesame Oil
Soy Sauce

Put up a pot of rice and cook according to instructions.  Preheat oven to 450.
Take four large sheets of aluminum foil and place 1/4 of the vegetables on each piece of foil.  Place one tuna steak on top of each pile of vegetables, drizzle with sesame oil and soy sauce and wrap foil tightly around each bundle.  Cook for 15-20 minutes, remove from oven and carefully open the packets (the steam is very hot and just waiting to burn you, really be careful). Plate rice and put the contents of each packet on top of the rice.

This was fresh and delicious  – the vegetables really are perfect, nice and cooked, yet still a little al dente.  I used Jasmati rice, but I think next time I’ll use a brown rice – I think the nuttiness will be a perfect complement.   I may mince a little garlic and ginger and add it to the packet next time as well.  Super healthy and super delicious.

My daughter has decided that she’s not eating any meat this week, so I just made her a packet with the vegetables and served it over the rice.  Everyone cleaned their plate.

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  1. Christine, I will try your recipe, it sounds good. The only thing I would change is the soy sauce. Women, like myself, who have had estrogen receptor breast cancer, should stay away from all soy products. It interferes with estrogen production in our ovaries. It is in so many items that are boxed. It will be one year, December 7, 2007, since my breast cancer surgery and following treatment. I have been eating differently since Feb. 08. No dairy, no sugar, no processed food, fish and chicken only. In the process, I have lost 30 pounds!I intend to reamain cancer free. Thank you for allowing me to make this comment.