Rice with tuna, tomato & olives: A California Siesta Fiesta dinner (1976)

California Siesta Fiesta Rice with tuna & tomatoes (1976)

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California — the land of casual living; home of California Ripe Olives and Spanish Rice-A-Roni, flavor delights that make meal preparation a snap.

Wherever you are, you can enjoy a California Siesta Fiesta tonight. Our recipe will make four fabulous main dish servings at around 50c apiece. Toss in the salad for a few pennies more. It’s cool kitchen cooking. Top-of-stove one-pan easy.

From 1976: Rice with tuna, tomato & olives

California Siesta Fiesta recipe - Rice with tuna & tomatoes (1976)

California Siesta Fiesta Rice with tuna & tomatoes (1976)

Rice with tuna, tomato & olives

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 7-1/2 ounces Spanish Rice-a-Roni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 pound stewed tomatoes
  • 6-1/2 ounces tuna
  • 1 cup black olives
  • Dash of Tabasco


  1. Brown rice and vermicelli in butter.
  2. Add water, contents of Spanish flavor packet & remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat.
  5. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 409mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g

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