Tuna rice bake

Tuna rice bake

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  • 0:15 Prep
  • 1:25 Cook
  • 4 Servings
  • Capable cooks

A simple idea for a busy brunch the whole family can enjoy.

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  • 3/4 cup white long-grain rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 medium red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 425g can tuna in springwater, drained, flaked
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 8 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup pure cream
  • 2/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • Mixed salad leaves, to serve


  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a 6cm-deep, 22cm (base) round cake pan. Line base and side with baking paper. Cook rice following packet directions.
  • Step 2
    Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until onion has softened. Add celery and capsicum. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Remove from heat. Stir in tuna, basil and rice. Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
  • Step 3
    Whisk eggs, cream and parmesan in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over rice mixture. Tap pan on bench to remove air bubbles. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until browned and cooked through. Stand in pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a plate. Cut into wedges. Serve with salad leaves.

  • Low carb
  • Low sugar
  • Lower gi


  • 2327 kj


  • 28g

    Fat Total

  • 12g

    Saturated Fat

  • 2g


  • 41g


  • 505mg


  • 594.41mg


  • 3g

    Carbs (sugar)

  • 33g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


Storage tip: Transfer cooled bake to an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to three days.

To serve: Serve hot or cold. To reheat, place whole bake on a baking tray. Cover loosely with foil. Preheat oven to 180°C/160° fanforced. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, microwave individual portions, covered with paper towel, on HIGH (100%) for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through.

  • Author: Kim Coverdale
  • Image credit: John Paul Urizar
  • Publication: Super Food Ideas

Source: taste.com.au


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