This is adapted from a recipe in ‘101 Low Fat Feasts’ – an excellent BBC Good Food book. This is a great weeknight meal – made all in one pot and with ingredients that you’ll most likely have in the cupboard. Plus it’s in low fat and calories 6g fat and 345 kcals per serving. I usually serve it with a nice salad on the side. I like to use a large saute pan for this.
225g or 8oz basmati rice
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 onion finely chopped
2 rashers bacon chopped (I use kitchen scissors – much easier)
175g or 6oz mushrooms sliced
2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
200g can tuna in brine/springwater drained
1/2 teaspoon or paprika or chilli
salt and pepper
handful chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Cook the rice as directed.
Meanwhile spray a large saute pan with oil and fry the onion, garlic and bacon for 5 mins (with a lid on if possible).
Add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 mins.
Stir in the tuna, tomatoes, chilli/paprika and salt & pepper and let it simmer for 5 mins.
Add the drained rice to the tomato mixture adding the parsley if using.
Have a taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
Delicious, cheap and easy!