Easy Ginger Soy Glazed Tuna, Chili Corn and Coconut Rice


Being a new mom is pretty hard work, I know I know, I’m preaching to the choir here, but I really didn’t expect to feel the time poverty of motherhood. In my attempt to be a great mom, wife and cook I have tried to come up with some easy menu items that are tasty, nutritious and can be prepared while I wear Atticus is in his Snugli.

In under 30 minutes you can have a delicious, nutritious meal that was made for under $10. Tuna was on sale for 2 for $8, can of corn was .49 cents and the coconut milk was $1. The remaining ingredients are pantry staples in our household.

Ginger Soy Glazed Tuna Steaks

  • ½ tbs ginger powder or 5 slivers of fresh ginger
  • ½ tbs sesame seeds
  • 3 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tuna steaks
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • ½ tbs olive oil or coconut oil

Mix first 3 ingredients and place in Tupperware container with tuna steaks. Marinate for at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours.

Heat skillet and add ½ tbs olive oil or coconut oil over medium-high heat. Place marinated tuna steaks in scolding pan. Cook till desired doneness. For seared tuna(rare) cook for 2 minutes per side, in our house we like to cook the tuna for about 7 minutes per side.  Sprinkle with lemon during the last minute of cooking.

Chilli Corn

  • 1 can organic corn or fresh corn if you can find it
  • ½ tbs red chilli flakes
  • Salt and peper to taste

Cook corn in water with red chilli flakes for about 10 minutes. If cooking fresh corn cook till desired doneness, for us this would be about 30 minutes.

Coconut Rice

  • 1 can coconut milk(approx 2 cups, if the coconut milk measures less than this add water to compensate)
  • 1 cup Jasmine rice

Cook jasmine rice in coconut milk for 25-35 minutes stirring every so often. You will want the rice to absorb all of the coconut milk and be light and fluffy.

About the author

Xza Louise Higgins is the founder of MommyCon, creator of The Mommy Dialogues, and punk rock mom to two year old Atticus in the great city of Chicago, IL. She is incredibly passionate about birth options, human rights, and promoting gentle parenting practices.

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