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Tuna and Coconut Rice Empanadas

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients

For the empanadas:

2
tablespoons butter
1
cup carrot, grated
1/2
cup white onion, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
3
cans (5 oz each) tuna
1/2
tablespoon lemon juice
10
empanada lids
1
egg, beaten

For the coconut rice:

1
cup rice
2
cups coconut milk
1
cup butter
Salt, to taste

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
1727.9
% Daily Value
Total Fat
119.3g
184%
Saturated Fat
66.4g
332%
Cholesterol
279.9mg
93%
Sodium
2463.4mg
103%
Total Carbohydrate
115.5g
38%
Dietary Fiber
5.5g
22%
Sugars
6.1g
Protein
53.9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
12.30%
12%
Iron
67.90%
68%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Directions

  • 1 For the empanadas: Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
  • 2 In a sauce pan, place the butter, carrot and onion. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook on medium-heat for 5 minutes or until the onion is tender.
  • 3 Turn off the heat and add the tuna and lemon juice, and mix well.
  • 4 In each empanada lid, place 1 tablespoon of the tuna preparation. Close the edges with a fork or your hand.
  • 5 Put the empanadas on a baking tray and brush them with the beaten egg. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  • 6 For the coconut rice: Put the rice, coconut milk, butter and salt in a medium pot. Cook on high heat until it begins to dry up. Cover and continue cooking on low until the rice is ready.
  • 7 Serve and enjoy.

Empanadas are definitely a people pleaser. They’re versatile and you can use many different fillings and you can even prepare them in advance to save time. They’re a hit at any celebration or a great after-school snack. This recipe is simple and a delicious option for lunch or a quick dinner. Everyone at home loved these tuna and coconut rice empanadas. They were a success!

Rate and Comment

Erica Dinho Erica Dinho
September 20, 2016

Empanadas are definitely a people pleaser. They’re versatile and you can use many different fillings and you can even prepare them in advance to save time. They’re a hit at any celebration or a great after-school snack. This recipe is simple and a delicious option for lunch or a quick dinner. Everyone at home loved these tuna and coconut rice empanadas. They were a success!