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Mar 3, 2005 01:10 AM

Tuna and rice

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Besides buying that tuna helper, what can somebody do with a couple cans of tuna fish and steamed white rice?

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  1. Make tuna salad as a sandwich spread!

    Combine the 2 cans of tuna with 2 hard-cooked eggs in a bowl. Mix in the following condiment whose ingredients are listed below.

    8 diced peperoncini, stems removed.
    2 celery ribs, finely diced
    1 small onion, finely diced
    1 Tbsp. capers, diced with olives
    1/4 cup pimento-stuffed olives, diced

    When all ingredients are incorporated, add enough mayonnaise to make a smooth spread. Spread the mixture on good rye bread. Top with romaine lettuce.

    Voila! Tuna salad sandwich...

    1. One of my favorites (although my daughters refuse to eat it):
      1 can Tuna
      1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
      6 - 8 fresh mushrooms, sliced
      1 t (or more) Worchestershire sauce
      ground black pepper to taste
      hot sauce (Frank's) to taste
      1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
      1 cup sour cream

      Heat tuna, soup, mushrooms, seasonings until mushrooms are cooked. Add peas to heat them. Off heat, stir in sour cream. Serve over steamed rice and top with a hard boiled egg.

      1. Funny you should ask - the recipe linked below appeared in the Washington Post yesterday (registration required, or see


        1. Might sound weird, but I swear it's good- curried tuna hash. In a little oil, fry some ground cumin, corriander, cayenne and smidge of tumeric and grated fresh ginger until fragrant. Then, throw in some diced potato, salt (taking into account the saltiness of the tuna you're going to add later) and cook until almost done. Then, mix in drained canned tuna, diced onion, cilantro (if you like it)and some frozen peas. Continue cooking until you devlop a nice crispy layer (may want to add in a little more oil). Serve w/ the rice.

          This is a takeoff one the "tuna chops" my mom used to make, which is where boiled potato and tuna are mixed with the same spices, formed into patties, dipped in egg and fried. Those are really good....

          1. risi bisi is the traditional italian comfort dish with rice (some use arborio etc, some use long grained) and peas and parmesan cheese, onion, garlic, basil if you'd like etc - and why not add some tuna?

            you could also look thru a marcella hazan book as she has several great pasta/tuna dishes and see if trading the rice for pasta would work for you.