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Healthy Cooking

As part of our aim to encourage healthy eating and lifestyle choices, we bring you this easy to cook, healthy and delicious Tuna Pilaf recipe.

This makes a great autumn lunch or light dinner. Give it a try and let us know what you think. Happy cooking!

Easy Tuna Pilaf

Ingredients

  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 ¼ cups (250 gm) Basmati Rice
  • 3 teaspoons chicken or vegetable stock powder
  • 1 cup (130 gm) frozen baby peas
  • 2 x 185 gm cans lemon-infused tuna

Directions

Step 1 – Bring 2 ½ cups (625 ml) water to boil in an electric kettle. Meanwhile heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large heavy based saucepan. Add the chopped onion to the pan and cook over a medium-high heat for 3 minutes or until softened. Add the rice and stir to coat in the oil.

Step 2 – Stir the boiling water into the rice with the stock powder. Cover and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, tightly covered, for 7 minutes. Uncover very briefly, scatter the peas on top, then cover and cook for a further 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the rice to stand for 5 minutes.

Step 3 – Meanwhile, drain and flake the tuna. Remove the pan from the heat and gently fold the peas and tuna through. Serve immediately.