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One-Pan Orzo with Tuna & Tomatoes

One-Pan Orzo with Tuna & Tomatoes

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 571 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1 small onion
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 12 black pitted olives
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.50 grams
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes 440 grams
  • 1 cup orzo 165 grams
  • 2 cups vegetable broth 475 ml
  • 2 cans tuna in olive oil 5 oz / 142 grams each
  • handful fresh parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Add the vegetable broth into a sauce pan and heat with a high heat

  2. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat

  3. Meanwhile, finely chop the onion, roughly chop the garlic, cut the olives in half, finely chop the parsley and drain the cans of tuna into a sieve with a bowl underneath

  4. Add the olive oil from the canned tuna into the hot fry pan, immediately add in the onion and garlic, mix with the olive oil, after 3 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in the orzo, continue to mix, after 3 minutes and the orzo is lightly browned, add in the paprika, quickly mix together, then add in the canned diced tomatoes, season with sea salt & black pepper and add the black olives, mix together, then add in the hot broth, mix together, place a lid on the pan and lower to a low-medium heat, cook until the orzo is al dente (check package instructions)

  5. Once the orzo is cooked, remove the pan from the heat, add in the drained tuna and 2 tbsp (8 grams) of the finely chopped parsley, mix together until well mixed, sprinkle with more parsley, serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
One-Pan Orzo with Tuna & Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 571 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 2151mg94%
Potassium 1010mg29%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 1358IU27%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.