Spanish Rice Casserole
This is an old family staple, sure to please the children, and easy to prepare
with pantry ingredients. Add a simple salad, perhaps some corn bread or
biscuits, and a mid-week rush meal is a real success. It's a perfect starting
menu for children to prepare by themselves.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Open can of tuna, and drain oil into large pyrex casserole. Put onion and garlic in casserole, cover, and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Add rice, spices, tomatoes, tuna, and water. Cover, and microwave, 5 minutes on high, 20 minutes on low. Stir well, sprinkle bread crumbs and cheese on top, and bake at 400°F. for 30 minutes. Serves 5.
- 1 small can tuna, packed in oil
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. chopped garlic
- 2 cups raw white rice
- 2 cups crushed tomatoes
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. dried parsley
- 1/2 cup good quality bread crumbs
- 4 ounces cheddar cheese, grated or cut in small chunks