Tomato and Tuna Pilaf

Recipe from Canned Food UK

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Step 1:

  • Heat the butter and oil in a pan.
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  • Add the chopped onion and fry until it is softening, then add the pepper and chilli (if using) and continue frying for two minutes.
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  • Add the rice and mix well to coat it with the butter and oil,
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  • Then add the tomatoes and vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Cover with a tight-fitting lid, reduce the heat and simmer very gently for about 15 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is cooked.
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  • Heat a pan of boiling water, plunge the beans into the water, then boil for a minute and drain.
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  • Gently stir the beans and tuna into the cooked rice mixture, replace the lid and leave to cook through for five minutes.
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  • Delicious served garnished with chopped parsley or coriander.
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  • You can replace the green beans with frozen peas. For an even healthier dish, replace tuna with canned oily fish such as salmon, sardines or mackerel, which contain Omega-3 fatty acids. Use sustainable canned fish when possible.