Tuna Grain Bowl

A great tasting, healthy tuna dish with all the benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids.

Tuna Grain Bowl


  • 2 Sweet potatoes (medium), peeled & diced (1-inch pieces)
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 3/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp. ground turmeric
  • Kosher salt & ground black pepper
  • 3 Cups cooked brown rice (roughly 24 ounces)
  • 1/2 Head red cabbage, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 Small carrots, trimmed & peeled into paper-thin ribbons
  • 2 Large limes, halved, 1 half cut into wedges for serving
  • 3/4 Cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 tsp. chili paste, such as sambal oelek
  • 1 1/2 tsp. honey
  • 2 Cans (5 oz.) Albacore tuna packed in water, drained
  • 1 Cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 2 Scallions, thinly sliced
  • Toasted sesame seeds for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Toss the sweet potatoes, 1 Tbsp. of sesame oil, 1/2 tsp. of the ginger, 1/2 tsp. of the turmeric, 1/4 tsp. salt and several grinds of pepper on the baking sheet until evenly coated. Roast until tender and lightly browned, tossing halfway through, about 30 minutes.
  3. Heat frozen brown rice according to package directions; keep warm. Toss the sliced cabbage, carrot ribbons, the juice from 1 lime half, a pinch of salt and a couple grinds of pepper in a medium bowl until well dressed and combined.
  4. Squeeze the juice from the remaining 2 lime halves into a small bowl. Stir in the yogurt, fish sauce, chili paste, honey, the remaining 1 Tbsp. sesame oil, 1/4 tsp. ginger and 1/4 tsp. turmeric, a pinch of salt and several grinds of black pepper until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
  5. Divide the warm rice among 4 shallow bowls (about 3/4 cup per bowl). Top with the roasted sweet potatoes, cabbage-carrot slaw, tuna (about 1/4 cup per bowl), edamame and sliced scallions. Drizzle with the spicy yogurt dressing, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds & serve with the reserved lime wedges for squeezing.