Friday, 22 September 2017

Quick & Easy Lunch Ideas - Tuna Rice Noodles

Now the madness of the Summer is over at work, I am triyng to get back on track with proper lunches and prepping them in advance instead fo going to nearest deli or shop. 
I was rooting through the fridge for lunch the toher days and found enough ingredients to attempt to emulate a lunch I'd get in the English Market here in Cork.
Thankfully ti turned out quite well. it gacve me enough for 3 desk lunches at work this week and cost me less than if I was to pop to the market and get one portion. 


1x Packet Rice Noddles - I got the fresh ones from Aldi
1x tsp of Minced Garlic - I got the squeezy tube of garlic in Aldi
Button Mushrooms - As many as you like, I love them to added in loads
Large Handful of Baby Spinach
1x Carrot
Soy Sauce 
1x Tin of Tuna in Spring Water
2x Tblsp Light Mayonnaise
Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Start by chopping your mushrooms and carrots. I peeled and thinly slcied my carrots. Add them to a wok with olive oil and cook on a medium heat
  • Add the teaspoon of garlic
  • Shred the spinach leaves and add them to the wok 
  • Once your veg has soften, add the rice noodles making sure you coat the noodles with the oil in the pan.
  • Add a splash of soy sauce and salt and pepper
  • Let them cook for about 5 minutes in a medium heat, stirring them to ensure they don't stick
  • Drain the tuna and add it to a bowl with the mayonnaise and mix well.
  • Take the noodles and veg off the heat.
  • Slice your cucumber and add it to the noodles and veg mix while it's cooling.
  • Once cooled you can store in the fridge. 
I boxed mine up seperately - rice noodles and veg in one box and the tuna in another. When it came to eating them at lunchtime I heated the noodles for a minute in the microwave at work and then mixed in my tuna. 

So tasty and filling and so many options to load it up with more healthy vegetables!  


1 comment

  1. Thanks very much for this quick and easy post as I was in much need of these ideas. As a working lady I don't get time to get or prepare good food in time.


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