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Saturday, 5 May 2012

Tuna Rice.

1 medium onion (finely chopped).

1 cup Indian Basmati Rice.

1 can of tuna fish (Wash well under running tap water in a sieve).

1/3rd cup green peas

Salt as per taste.
1 tsp red chilly powder
3/4 tbsp of lemon juice
1/2 tsp garam masala

1 tbsp of oil
Heat oil. Once the oil becomes hot add onions and stir fry on a medium flame.

Once the onion is light brown add red chilly powder.

Add salt and stir.

Add peas

And rice. Stir once.

Add 2 cups of water (double the amount of rice taken).

Add garam masala.

Taste the water and see if you need to add some more salt.

Add the tuna fish and stir.

Cook like how you would cook normal white rice or for those who do not know let me explain further.

Allow to cook on medium to high flame and once the rice comes to a boil lower the flame and cover partially.

Once most of the water has evaporated, open the cover, stir once and now keep it fully covered on very low flame. Switch off the gas after about 4-5 minutes and do not open immediately so the rice can further soften in steam.

Open to check after 5-10 minutes of gas being switched off. Pass a knife through the rice to stir and check that nothing has stuck to the bottom and has cooked well.

Squeeze lemon now and stir again with the knife. Each rice grain should be separate and not sticky or lumpy.

Tuna rice is ready. Serve hot.

Tuna is low in Saturated Fat. It is a good source of Vitamin B6 and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B12 and Selenium.

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