Tuna, Vegetables & Brown Rice

  • Yield : 1 cup
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

I made this meal, tuna, vegetables and brown rice, for George at the end of the week when there was very little in the fridge.  With a can of tuna, a handful of veggies and some cooked brown rice there was a tasty and healthy meal ready for him in minutes.  Adding a pinch of fresh herbs such as parsley or coriander to the mix would also add a nice boost of flavour if you are progressing on to family meals.

Nutrition Note:  Brown rice is higher in fibre and more nutrient-dense than white rice making it a healthier choice for your babies and toddlers.

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  • 1 x 95 g tuna canned in springwater, drained
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Optional grated cheese or ricotta to serve


Step 1

Over a saucepan of boiling water steam carrots and broccoli for 5-10 minutes or until soft. Combine with the tuna and mash or puree until you have the desired consistency adding water if needed. -

Step 2

Stir through the brown rice and serve.
Note: For younger babies puree after you have stirred through the brown rice. -


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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Kirrilly on May 27, 2013

    Hi, Would this recipe be suitable to freeze? I’m never sure about freezing rice!

    • posted by Jess on May 27, 2013

      Hi Kirrilly, yes it is suitable to freeze. Rice is fine to freeze as part of a meal or on its own although bacteria does like to grow in rice increasing the risk of food poisoning if it’s not stored properly. So just try to cool it, store it in freezer proof containers and freeze as quickly as possible. When you reheat the rice make sure it is piping hot, of course allowing it to cool slightly before serving it to your baby or toddler. I hope that helps. Jx

  2. posted by leigh on October 13, 2014

    Hi thanx for a healthy easy recipe. I never had brown rice so used quinoa instead and only had cannned salmon. Tasted great and was super quick using quinoa instead of brown rice.

  3. posted by Erin on April 3, 2015

    How long would this keep in the fridge?

    • posted by Jess on April 3, 2015

      Hi Erin, about 1-2 days, enjoy! Jx

  4. posted by Carli on April 6, 2015

    Hi, what age would you say this recipe is for? I’m just wondering about salt and mercury levels of tinned tuna? Thanks

  5. posted by Ashleigh on April 7, 2015

    how early can u give this?? 6moths? 8 months?


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