I cannot count how many times my mother made this special plate for me. It's her own creation. I like to think of it as my Mom's version of Salad Nicoise. Replace the potatoes with rice, the olives with beets and the tomatoes with avocado and voila! It's pretty similar however this is more of a plate than a salad. This plate is always the same. Hard-boiled eggs, cooked green beans, white rice, tuna with pickled red onions, sliced beets and fresh avocado. It's always very filling and delicious. Something about the combination makes it a perfect dinner. However, it does NOT make for good leftovers. This is a one-shot meal. But definitely worth the effort.
5 or 6 eggs
a bunch of green beans
fresh lemon juice
2 cups of uncooked rice
2 small cans of tuna packed in olive oil
1/4 of a red onion, minced
red wine vinegar
1 can of sliced beets (I like the Goya one)
This makes enough for two hungry people! Or 3 people with average appetites.
Add the minced red onion to a small bowl. Fill the small bowl with red wine vinegar until it just barely covers the onions. Set aside to marinate.
Cook the rice Raquelle style. In this case, 2 cups of uncooked rice is cooked with 3 cups of boiling water.
While the rice is cooking, cook the eggs to hard-boiled (everyone has their method, I cover them in water in a large pot, bring water to a boil and cook for 10 minutes). Peel the eggs and slice in half. Set aside.
Steam the green beans whole for about 10 minutes.
Half the avocado with a knife, scoop out the halves with a spoon, remove the pit, slice and spritz with lemon juice to prevent from going brown.
Drain the can of sliced beets. Set aside.
Drain the minced red onion from the vinegar. Mix with the tuna.
Pile up a plate of rice, green beans, hard-boiled eggs, tuna, beets and avocado. Enjoy!