Tuna Fried Rice Recipe

It can be difficult to find a quick and easy meal that your kids will enjoy, but this delicious Tuna Fried Rice is just that. Not only is it budget-friendly and easy to make, but it also makes use of pantry staples and frozen vegetables—you may already have all the ingredients on hand! And if your kids aren’t fans of tuna, you can easily switch it out for cooked bacon to create a more traditional fried rice dish. Use whatever kind of frozen veggies your family prefers; the options here are limitless!

Can Tuna Fried Rice be made ahead of time?

Yes, Tuna Fried Rice can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. It can also be frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw completely overnight in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave.

Is Tuna Fried Rice suitable for leftovers?

Refrigerate leftover Tuna Fried Rice for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave.

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Tuna Fried Rice Recipe

Tuna Fried Rice

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  • Total Time: 13 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup (150 g) frozen vegetables
  • 2 garlic cloves, freshly minced
  • 2 cups (480 g)cooked white rice (jasmine, basmati, brown rice, short grain)
  • 185 g (¾ cup) canned tuna (1 can)
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • 2 tbsp tamari (or all-purpose soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil


  1. Heat the olive oil on medium heat in a large skillet.
  2. Add the frozen vegetables, and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the garlic, and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Add rice and tuna, and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Move everything to one side of the pan. Add the eggs to the other side and cook for 2-3 minutes until firm. Fold through the rice.
  6. Add the tamari and sesame oil, cook for 1 minute and serve.



Refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw completely overnight in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave. 


Refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave. 

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Category: fried rice, tuna fried rice, tune rice
  • Method: pan
  • Cuisine: Chinese