Mike's Portuguese Tuna Rice Casserole

drodrigues101 4

"This is a very Portuguese recipe but I don't know it's exact name. Anyone make this at any time because you have all the ingredients already."


1 h servings 442 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 442 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 22.5 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 42g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 17.4 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 318 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the rice, water, butter, and 1 tablespoon olive oil to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tuna, cream, ketchup, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Simmer on low until the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.
  4. Cover the bottom of an 8 inch square baking dish with half of the cooked rice. Spread the tuna mixture over the rice and cover with the remaining rice. Sprinkle the olives and cheese over the top of the rice. Bake until the cheese melts and the casserole is heated through, 15 to 20 minutes.
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  1. 22 Ratings


Nice way to use up stuff you already have. It could use a steamed vegetable in with the rice. I recommend broccoli or peas.

I loved this recipe! I used brown rice instead of white and thought it was delicious! It is healthy, too!!

I made this with Arborio rice and added smoked paprika and did one can tuna, one can of crab meat. Came out beautifully...like a baked risotto. lovely recipe to for a quick pantry meal:)

Suprisingly good. Kids ate it. Added red peppers and green onions because that is what I had in the fridge. Would probably be good with any veggies. Great way to use up leftover rice too.

I just made this recipe for our dinner and it was an instant hit. Very easy to make too! Thank You for sharing.

this was okay, the flavor is not great but not bad. I did add peas which was a good addition but the flavor is lacking.

This was good: I added peas and green onions to the rice. I also added an additional layer of black olives and cheese before adding the tuna mixture.

I kept true to the recipe. It came out fine, I just found it to be too simple and bland. More rice than anything.

I was skeptical to try this, but the reviews on here made me attempt it. It was good and filling. I was missing 1 key ingredient I thot I had when I started, and that was hot sauce, but I used b...