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Cheesy Tuna Rice Dish

Cheesy Tuna Rice DishWhy make do with noodles? This tuna and rice combination is simply fabulous!

Recipe Ingredients:

1/3 cup butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt - divided use
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup instant rice
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 (16-ounce) can whole tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
1 (7-ounce) can tuna

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan. Blend in flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Stir in evaporated milk. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly, then stir in shredded cheddar cheese and grated Parmesan cheese.
  3. Combine instant rice, chopped parsley, paprika, cayenne pepper, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Layer whole tomatoes, chopped onion, and tuna (drained) over the rice.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.