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    Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    Tuna Casserole Anyone- Move Over Rachel Ray

    Last night was The Cat Stevens Concert at The Vector. My beloved generously gave up his ticket to our friend Lana. About 5pm I thought I have better make him a tasty dinner.

    Using pantry and fridge items I knocked up this very tasty Tuna and Rice dish all in just over 30 minutes.
    Tuna, Mushrooms in a creamy sauce mixed with rice and covered with a cheesy crunchy  topping.
    Oh yes

    Rachel does it in under 30 minutes but my dish needed at least 25 minutes in the oven, but the prep was only about 12 minutes.

    Heat the oven to 180C
    1 cup rice( long grain)
    2 tbs unsalted butter
    1 onion finely chopped
    5 mushrooms sliced
    1 tbs flour
    Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
    Sprinkle oregano
    Pinch chili flakes
    Chicken stock about 1 cup
    50 mls cream
    1 can tuna ( (i always use Tuna in Olive oil
    Grated cheese
    Potato Chips

    Put the rice into a pot of boiling salted water
    Cook for about 8 minutes
    Drain and leave till needed

    Meanwhile, while the rice is cooking
    In a frying pan
    Add butter
    Onions saute till soft
    Add mushrooms cook about 4 minutes
    Add flour, oregano S & P and chili flakes 
    Stir and cook for a minutes or two.
    Add chicken stock stir till thickened
    Simmer about 3 minutes
    Add good dash of cream

    Add can tuna
    Add cooked drained rice
    Into casserole dish

    Crumble potato chips over the top
    Cover with grated cheese

    Into oven about 25 minutes till all bubbly with a crisp top


    By the way Yussuf (aka Cat) was sensational. good trade dinner for a ticket.

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