Source: Nestle® Very Best Meals

Cheesy Tuna and Rice Dish
Why make do with noodles? This tuna and rice combination is fabulous!
Serves: Varies
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: Varies


1/3 cup butter
1 small onion, chopped
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ ® Carnation ® Evaporated Milk
1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) Cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
1 cup instant rice
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can whole tomatoes, undrained
2 (6 oz.) cans water-packed tuna, drained

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Melt butter in a saucepan. Blend in flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Stir in evaporated milk. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly, then stir in grated cheddar cheese and grated parmesan cheese.

Combine instant rice, chopped parsley, paprika, cayenne pepper, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Layer whole tomatoes, chopped onion, and tuna (drained) over the rice. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender.