Chili Tuna Fried Rice

This pantry-friendly fried rice is quick enough for a weeknight meal (for when the world gets back to working outside the home), and makes a great lunch the next day if there are leftovers.

Gluten-free, pescatarian

Chili Tuna Fried Rice

1.5 cups leftover cooked rice (I used sushi rice)

1/3 cup frozen shelled edamame

1/3 cup frozen cut green beans

2 Tbsp. neutral oil

2 eggs

1/4 cup coconut aminos

1 Tbsp. fish sauce

1 Tbsp. sambal olek

1 green onion, sliced

1/2 can chili tuna in oil, drained

Add your neutral oil to a large pan over high heat. When it shimmers, add the frozen veggies and green onion. Stir fry until no longer frozen and starting to look cooked.

Add the rice and tuna. Continue to stir fry until the veggies begin to brown.

Make a well in the center of the rice mixture and crack the eggs in. Let sit until the bottom is firm, then scrape up, folding into the rice mix.

Add the coconut aminos, fish sauce and sambal. Stir quickly to combine.

As written, serves 2 for dinner

Pantry Staple Diaries

My pantry is packed, and I’m annoyed about it.

Having a fully stocked larder feels great – and 100% supports the breadth of recipe types I create and the foods my family eats. But: I’ve got more stuff than my space can handle well, and I’m having trouble locating ingredients when I need them.

So, it’s time for a good run of pantry-clearing dinners.

Here’s what I have on hand:

Main pantry – this is a double cabinet, and finding ingredients has gotten a bit unwieldy – especially on that right hand side
This is just a mess – a great organizational start with mostly-labeled bins, but there is just more stuff than the space can support

Top Shelf

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 cans chili tuna
  • 3 packets nori strips
  • Furikake
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Togarishi
  • 1 tin sardines
  • 1/2 bag panko
  • 1/2 bag jumbo shells
  • Mango powder
  • Japanese veggie sauce
  • Date molasses
  • Soya chunks
  • Cornstarch
  • Cacao butter
  • Stevia
  • Baking soda
  • Bicarbonate soda
  • 1/2 bag spelt pasta
  • 1 packet riced broccoli
  • Roast onion bouillon powder
  • 1 pack Hakka noodles
  • 1/4 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 jar chili pesto
  • 1 jar roasted Thai chilis
  • 2 packets dashi stock starter
  • 1 tube wasabi
  • 1 jar shrimp paste
  • 1 box baking soda
  • 1 jar tahini
  • 1 container turkey gravy granules
  • 1 can pumpkin
  • 1/2 bag wakame
  • 1 jar tamarind paste
  • 1/2 jar peanut butter
  • Red wine vinegar
  • East North Carolina BBQ sauce
  • Pomegranate molasses
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Honey
  • Sesame oil
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Other NC BBQ sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Oyster sauce
  • Mustard oil
  • Ketjap manis
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Black vinegar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Liquid stevia
  • Crystal Light
  • Snacks bin
  • Dates

Raw nuts in the metal canisters:

  • Cashews
  • Almonds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Pistachios
  • Pepitas
  • Hazelnuts
  • Slivered almonds

Bottom Shelf – the jars

  • Overflow spices
  • Coconut flour
  • Sushi rice
  • Coconut shake
  • Chia seeds
  • Sugar
  • Quinoa
  • Nutritional yeast
  • All Purpose flour

Bottom Shelf

  • Black strap molasses
  • Brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Peanut butter powder
  • Schezwan stir fry sauce
  • Pickled jalapenos
  • Applesauce
  • Coconut chutney powder
  • Ghee
  • Coconut oil
  • Lowry’s seasoning salt
  • Chipotle Choula
  • Grape seed oil
  • Texas Pete
  • Oregano
  • Peppermint extract
  • Vanilla extract
  • Maple extract
  • Orange extract
  • Chaat seasoning
  • Toasted pumpkin seeds

Spices – loose

  • Curry powder
  • Caraway seeds
  • Dry mustard powder
  • English mustard tube
  • Garlic powder
  • Chicken bouillon powder
  • Onion bouillon powder
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Black pepper
  • White pepper
  • Za’atar
  • Kabseh spices
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Bay leaves
  • Beef bouillon tubes
  • Chili garlic seasoning

Spices – in spice containers

  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Indian chili
  • Chicken tikka masala
  • Celery seed
  • Dill
  • Rosemary
  • Yellow mustard seeds
  • Black mustard seeds
  • Sweet paprika
  • Coriander
  • Lemon powder
  • Black cumin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Coriander
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Cardamom
  • Red chili
The fridge isn’t too bad, but it’s definitely not American-sized so it fills up *quick*

Fridge

  • Yellow mustard
  • Lime juice
  • Mango chili pickle
  • Tomato paste
  • Ginger garlic paste
  • Mushroom sauce
  • Anchovy paste
  • Red pepper pesto
  • BBQ sauce
  • Bombay sandwich chutney
  • Kewpie mayo
  • Regular mayo
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Honey mustard
  • Fish sauce
  • Coconut aminos
  • Honey mustard dill sauce
  • American ketchup
  • Sriracha
  • Dutch curry ketchup
  • Olives
  • Pickles
  • Gochujiang
  • White miso
  • Sambal olek
  • Eggs
  • Butter