Spiced Tuna with Rice

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Low in fat and full of brain and skin-boosting nutrients, tuna is the perfect choice for those wanting a nutritious diet. This simple dish combines the fish with a deliciously flavoursome curry rice. Eating healthily never tasted so good!


  • 2tbsp vegetable or peanut oil
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 ½ cm (1in) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1tbsp korma paste
  • A pinch of chilli flakes
  • 250g (8oz) basmati or long grain rice
  • 250ml (8fl oz) hot vegetable stock
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves
  • 2 x 180g (6oz) tins of tuna in oil


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion, pepper, garlic and ginger, and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the curry paste and dried chilli and gently mix.
  2. Add the rice and stir for a couple of minutes, until well coated. Add the stock and lemon juice and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and cover the saucepan, allowing to simmer very gently for 15 minutes, or until the stock has been absorbed and the rice is cooked.
  3. Stir though the spinach leaves and the tuna as well as its oil, then fluff the rice up with a fork.


Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Orbit on Feb 5, 2013

    I need help with a side dish for tuna steaks. I don’t really want to serve rice with it. I’m a picky eater so I don’t want anything with too many ingredients, spices are fine. I make dinner for my parents tonight so please give me your ideas ASAP! Thanks.

  2. posted by ScRSC on Feb 5, 2013

    This summer I’m going to be taking care of my 6-year-old nephew. I need to make breakfast and lunch for him, but I’m not too good at cooking. What do you recommend I make that would be easy? I’m also looking for some fun stuff to make. Please feel free to suggest anything.

  3. posted by Adam on Mar 16, 2013

    Wholemeal flour
    Brown rice
    White & red potatoes
    Soya mince
    Green lentils
    Skimmed milk
    Vegetable stock
    Spices & herbs (cayenne, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, pepper, mixed herbs, garam masala, chili powder, paprika)
    Tinned tomatoes
    Coconut milk
    Butternut squash
    Rolled oats
    Wholemeal pasta
    White wine
    Tinned tuna

    Any ideas?

  4. posted by callofduty5123412 on Mar 21, 2013

    I don’t have time to do the whole rice thing, I’ve done it before with baby rice cereal and it turns out great. But it’s been a while and I don’t remember the measurements. I need to make about a gallon. Thanks!

  5. posted by Austin on Mar 25, 2013

    I need to save it as the local shop is shut and I can’t walk children 3 miles to the shop.
    Good idea Dave..Only I’d already added herbs to the rice..Oops (and yup my son stirred it)

  6. posted by Michael on Mar 28, 2013

    I hate fish, since HS and a bad experience I figured sea food wasn’t for me. However I recently gave tuna a go and it wasn’t that bad.

    To be honest I would LOVE to be able to eat fish for health reasons. Does anyone know of any leaner type fish meats that I should try?

  7. posted by JDOGG1122 on Mar 28, 2013

    We found a little stray kitty that decided to make our house its home (:
    I was wondering, what should I feed her?
    We have dog food & treats around. (i’ve only fed her a few pieces of a beggin’ strip)
    We also have plenty of Filippino food around. xD (e.g. rice, pork adobo, white rice, lumpia, etc)
    & lots of ramen noodles. xD

    What do you think we should feed her?

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