Tuna with Rice Pilaf
A simply delicious meal! Sure to make your kitchen smell amazing! This recipe is very versatile, as well. For example, you may find it easier to use lima beans instead of edamame. Also you could use a different type of fish if you don't like tuna. You could even use fresh herbs for a burst of flavor! Feel free to experiment. Enjoy!
- Serves: 4 persons
- 1cup uncooked brown rice
- 2cups water
- 2tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1onion, chopped
- 1teaspoon dried thyme
- ½teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
- 1cup frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
- 4(4 ounce) tuna steaks
- ¼teaspoon salt
- 1bulb shallots, peeled and chopped
- ¾cup water
- 1tablespoon minced fresh chives
- ¼teaspoon grated orange zest
- 1tablespoon orange juice
Step 1Place the rice and 2 cups water in a pot, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes.
Step 2Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, and cook until tender. Season with thyme and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Gently stir into the cooked rice.
Step 3Place the edamame in separate pot with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes, or until tender. Mix into the rice.
Step 4Heat remaining olive oil in a skillet. Rub tuna with remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and salt. Place tuna in the skillet, and cook to desired doneness. Set aside, and keep warm.
Step 5Place shallots in skillet. Increase heat to high, and pour in 3/4 cup water. Cook until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup, then stir in chives, orange zest and orange juice. Arrange fish over the rice and drizzle with the sauce to serve.