Cheesy tuna rice

MFM Mum Recipe by Rosalyn Forsey


Basmati rice (1 large handful per serving plus one for the pan)

1 can of tuna

1/2 pint milk

2 tbsp flour

1 tbsp butter

25-50g mild cheddar cheeseĀ 



  • Step 1

    1 Drain tin of tuna and then fork the tuna flakes into the bottom of a casserole dish.

    2 Prepare the cheese sauce. Grate cheese, approx 25 to 50g but more or less can be added depending on taste. Melt 1 tbsp butter in a pan. Add 2tbsp of plain flour and cook on a low heat for about 2 mins to make a roux. Remove from heat and gradually stir in 1/2 pint milk. Return to heat and bring to boil, stiring all the time. Simmer for about 2 mins and stir in the cheese.

    3 Prepare the rice. (Boil in the bag rice is easiest!)

    4 Pour 1/3 of cheese sauce over the tuna flakes. Then layer rice and remaining cheese sauce over the tuna. Grated cheese can also be added to the top of the dish.

    5 Cook in the oven at 180 for about 20 mins and then serve.

    Hints & tips

    Nice easy healthy dish and good way to introduce kids to fish.