Tuna Rice Sliders

Makes8 sliders
Prep Time6 min
cook Time 4 min
Time to Table40 min

These delicious, succulent sliders are kid friendly and great for entertaining as finger foods, when served both with or without the buns.


2 cans (80 g each) Clover Leaf Flaked Light Tuna in Olive Oil & Chili Pepper tri-pack (or Flaked Light Tuna in Olive Oil tri-pack), drained & reserve oil from one can
1 cup prepared instant rice
1 egg
¾ cup Panko flakes or bread crumbs
3 tbsp medium salsa
¼ cup diced red pepper
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
2 tbsp sour cream
1 tbsp lime juice
3 tbsp olive oil
2 slider buns
1 lettuce leaf


  1. In a large bowl, combine the Clover Leaf tuna, including the olive oil from one can, with the cooked rice.  Add in the egg, panko flakes, salsa, pepper and chives. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Portion 8 little balls (about a ¼ cup each) and then flattened gently with your hands to form the sliders. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Mix together the sour cream with the lime juice. Set aside.
  4. In a sauté pan, gently brown the tuna rice sliders in olive oil for approximately 2 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  5. Serve on slider buns over a piece of lettuce and drizzle lime-sour cream dressing over top of the slider. Alternative serve sliders as finger food with additional sprigs of chives for garnish and the dressing on the side.


  • Substitute Chicken flavoured instant rice with prepared instant rice, for added appetite appeal.
  • You can use a tablespoon to portion the 8 little balls.


per serving
% Daily
Calories per slider with bun190
Fat11 g 15%
Saturated Fat2 g
Trans0 g
Saturated + Trans10%
Carbohydrate15 g
Fibre1 g4%
Sugars1 g 1%
Protein6 g
Cholesterol30 mg
Sodium150 mg7%
Potassium75 mg2%
Calcium20 mg2%
Iron0.75 mg4%

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