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Tuna Rice Puff

Tuna Rice Puff

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    1 h 15 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 25 m
Marcy

Marcy

My sisters and I love this dish and it has been a favorite now for 30 years! I hope it brings you as much joy as it has us!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 305 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 13.6 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.1g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 20.6 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 537 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring the rice and water 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). Beat egg whites until foamy in a large glass or metal mixing bowl. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites should form a sharp peak that holds its shape; set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour, salt, and pepper; stir until the mixture becomes paste-like and light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Gradually whisk the milk into the flour mixture, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl until broken, then whisk in the milk mixture a few tablespoons at a time until you have whisked in 1/3 of the milk mixture. Scrape the egg yolk mixture into the saucepan with the remaining milk, and whisk until smooth. Cook 2 more minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove the milk sauce from the heat, and stir in the rice, tuna, onion, and lemon juice. Gently fold in the egg whites until evenly blended, then pour into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the casserole has puffed slightly, is golden brown, and has set in the center, about 40 minutes.
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Reviews

jerak
83

jerak

3/15/2010

Absolutely fantastic! I was pleasant surprised by this casserole. The only thing I changed was to add 1 garlic clove, crushed and grated and also grated a carrot and added some parsley. Very good flavor and fairly easy recipe to follow. Will definitely be making this again.

Julie
56

Julie

3/26/2010

I really enjoyed this twist on a tuna casserole recipe. Being gluten sensitive, I mixed cornstarch with some of the milk and stirred it into the melting butter instead of making a flour paste. This worked quite well. I also added garlic and basil to add flavor.

Sarah
31

Sarah

4/6/2010

This was pretty good. It came out a little dry, so next time I'll make sure the gravy is thinned out a bit. I used less rice (1/2 cup before cooking) and two 7oz cans of tuna. I sprinkled a little garlic powder and garlic salt in the gravy, and topped the casserole with parsley. This is very similar to tuna casserole. I might add peas and a little cheese to the mix next time.

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