Spiced tuna, mango salsa, coriander sweetcorn, black rice and charred spring onion

The tuna has a lovely smokiness from the spices which goes so well with the fresh mango salsa, this really is one of my favourite dishes.

Prep: 10mins

Cook: 15mins

Ready in: 25mins

Serving Size: 2

Dietary info: Dairy Free Gluten Free Date Night Food Fish Lunch/Dinner


  • 300g/10½oz/1 1/2 cups black rice
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1/2 red chilli, deseeded and diced
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • A few coriander/cilantro sprigs, leaves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tuna steaks, about 150g/5½oz each
  • 100g/3½oz/½ cup frozen sweetcorn
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6–8 spring onions/scallions
  • Salt

How To Make It

  • Step 1.

    Cook the rice as per the packet instructions; it will take around 20 minutes.
  • Step 2.

    Meanwhile, make the salsa. In a bowl, mix together the mango, chilli, shallot, tomato and most of the coriander/cilantro. Spoon over the vinegar and the juice of half the lime. Mix well and refrigerate until needed.
  • Step 3.

    Spoon the cumin and paprika onto a plate and mix in with the juice of the other half a lime. Lay the tuna steaks on top and rub the spices in.
  • Step 4.

    Place the sweetcorn in a bowl and pour over boiling water to defrost. Drain, leave to cool slightly, then add the reserved coriander.
  • Step 5.

    Heat a teaspoon of oil in a griddle/grill pan over a high heat. Add the spring onions/scallions along with a pinch of salt and cook for a few minutes on each side. Remove and set aside.
  • Step 6.

    Add another teaspoon of oil to the pan. Season the tuna with a pinch of salt and cook to your preference, around 2–3 minutes a side depending on the thickness.
  • Step 7.

    Divide the rice between 2 plates and top with the spring onion, tuna and salsa. Serve with the sweetcorn alongside.

Serve & Enjoy

Nutritional Info

Black rice is such a good source of nutrients and the addition of coriander/cilantro and sweetcorn is a really easy way of getting more vitamins in.

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