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Rice with Tuna

This Tuna with Rice recipe, also known as Arroz con Atum, comes from the nation of Cabo Verde. Cachupa is the most popular dish in Cabo Verde, but this Tuna with Rice dish is a close second. The rice is so flavorful and delicious, and the tuna steak is a perfect form of protein in this meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine cabo verde
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 403kcal


  • cup olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 beef or chicken bouillon cubes (I prefer beef)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 ½ cups long grain white rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 16 oz. Tuna steak cut into ½ inch cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onion, tomatoes, and garlic, and allow to sauté in the olive oil until fragrant, about 6 minutes.
  • Add the bay leaves and the two bouillon cubes. Continue stirring until the bouillon cubes melt into the rest of the oil.
  • Add the rice and the water into the pot, stirring to combine them with the other ingredients. Top with a lid, and set a timer for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, remove the lid and add the tuna into the pot. Stir to combine. Replace the lid on the pot and continue cooking for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat but keep the lid on. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, fluff the rice with a fork and serve. Enjoy!
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Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1998IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg