The addition of rice makes this tuna salad a meal in itself. Make it right before serving, as the warm rice will wilt the lettuce if it sits too long.
I've made this recipe about 5 times. I use half a bag of spinach instead of romaine lettuce. I also throw in about 1/4 cup chopped walnuts for some crunch. I also add an extra carrot. It's easy to modify this recipe and add a little more or less of the ingredients depending on your tastes. Definitely a departure from your typical mayonnaise based tuna salad! - 10 Oct 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Since I first found this recipe, I've made it about a dozen times. I double the last six ingredients and use fresh spinich instead of the lettuce. It makes a great dinner with a pear salad and good wine. - 07 Mar 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Really great recipe! Perfect for dinner on a hot summer day. I made the recipe as directed with a couple of additions based on previous reviews. I added a good sized handful of feta and a big handful of kalamta olives. My husband raved about this salad. I think the feta and the olives added a lot of flavor, but the other magic going on here is the hot rice wilting the lettuce and sort of blending everything together. Thanks for the recipe! - 20 Jul 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)