Creamy Tuna Rice Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Creamy Tuna Rice is a delicious and comforting dish that combines tender tuna chunks with creamy rice. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. The creamy sauce is made with a combination of milk, cheese, and spices, giving the dish a rich and flavorful taste. The tuna adds protein and a subtle seafood flavor, while the rice provides a hearty base. Serve this creamy tuna rice with a side of steamed vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal.

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Creamy Tuna Rice

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Ingredients for Creamy Tuna Rice Recipe

  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 3/4 cup Cooked Rice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Cheese
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • 1/2 can Tuna, Drained And Flaked
  • as required Chopped Parsley Or Green Onions For Garnish

Directions: Creamy Tuna Rice Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • STEP 2.Add cooked rice to the skillet and stir to combine with the garlic. Cook for a few minutes until the rice is heated through.
  • STEP 3.In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour to create a roux.
  • STEP 4.Gradually whisk in milk, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.
  • STEP 5.Add shredded cheese, salt, and pepper to the saucepan and stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  • STEP 6.Add the tuna chunks to the skillet with the rice and pour the creamy sauce over the mixture. Stir to combine.
  • STEP 7.Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the tuna is heated through.
  • STEP 8.Serve the creamy tuna rice hot, garnished with chopped parsley or green onions.

Cooking Tips

  • You can use either canned tuna or fresh tuna for this recipe. If using fresh tuna, cook it separately before adding it to the skillet.
  • Feel free to add additional vegetables to the dish, such as peas or diced bell peppers, for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • If you prefer a spicier dish, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce to the creamy sauce.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, simply microwave the creamy tuna rice until heated through, or heat it in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Serve the creamy tuna rice as a main dish with a side salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.
calories per serving
3 g Fat4 g Protein32 g Carbs1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp