Friday, September 18, 2009


serves four

400 grams can tuna in oil
1 chopped onion
12 chopped rashers of smoked streaky bacon
200 grams long-grain rice
290 grams jar tomato and herb pasta sauce
handful of finely chopped basil leaves (optional)

Preheat the oven to 180C/fan160C/gas 4. Drain half the oil from tuna into a flameproof casserole. Discard the rest of the oil. Add onion and bacon. Cook over a medium heat for 8 minutes, stirring, until the onion is turning golden.

Stir in rice, cook for 1 minute, then stir in pasta sauce. Add the drained tuna, pour over 500ml boiling water from the kettle and season with black pepper. Stir gently, cover and bake for 30 minutes, until the rice is tender. Scatter with some finely sliced basil leaves to serve, if you like.

bacon recipe courtesy of: delicious. magazine, November 30, 2007

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